Doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund successfully conducted consecutive heart transplants within a span of less than 48 hours. The harvested organs were transported through a 30Km long Green Corridor in 26Mins, amidst busy office hour traffic. The donor family consented to donate their kin’s Heart, Liver, Kidneys and Corneas; these were transported to eligible recipients across various city hospitals. The Heart was harvested by a team led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team in Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
The city of Mumbai saw its 23rd cadaveric donation of the year when the 57yr old male was declared
brain dead early morning today at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. The Heart was successfully implanted onto a 62yr old male from Bandra, at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The recipient was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy and was put on waitlist for over three weeks.
Speaking about the condition of the recipient, Dr Anvay Mulay said, “The recipient is stable and under constant observation for next 48 to 72 hours that are critical.” Emphasizing on public awareness, Dr
Mulay added, “It is indeed a proud moment for everyone in Mumbai. The city has responded warmly to the cause of organ donation, 55 Heart Transplants stand a testimony to it. This has not only started a
wonderful culture among the community but also put our city on the world map for passionately
adopting this beautiful cause of organ donation”.
The harvested organ was transported out of the donor hospital at 09:59AM and covered a distance of
30Kms in 26Mins before reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 10:25AM, making way through busy office traffic.
On the momentous feat of conducting consecutive heart transplants, Dr S. Narayani, Zonal Director,
Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “We cannot thank the donor family enough; each donation that saves and enriches a life is a landmark in itself. Our clinicians tirelessly continue to serve the society, much credit goes to them for having conducted three life-saving transplants in the past 48Hrs”.
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