On the eve of Indian Organ Donation Day, Mumbai witnessed its 53rd Cadaveric Donation at Fortis Hospital, Mulund when the family of a brain dead patient consented to donate his Heart, Liver and Kidneys. This act of organ donation saved and enriched life of a 28 year old female from Dombivli who received one of the kidneys, a 41yr old female from Koparkhairane who received the second Kidney. The liver went to 50 yrs old male from Sangli at the hospital itself. A deserving patient within the city received the heart.
The donor, a 41yr old male driver, was declared brain dead at Fortis Hospital, Mulund yesterday. The patient sustained grave injuries causing intracranial bleed following a fell in his home before he was rushed to the hospital on 22nd November, 2016. The Liver transplant surgery was conducted by Dr Rakesh Rai, Senior Consultant Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary & Transplant Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Pankaj Maheshwari, Senior Consultant kidney Transplant Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Ramesh Mahajan, Senior Consultant kidney Transplant Surgery Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Haresh Dodheja Senior Nephrologist Kidney Transplant physician, Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
Conducting surgeon Dr Rakesh Rai said, “It is heartening to see families across our society respond warmly towards organ donation. This is a gigantic leap towards bridging the donor-recipient gap. The donor not only gifted life changing gifts to the many recipients but revel the cause of organ donation. We remain indebted to the warm response by donor’s family & express our heartfelt gratitude for this noble deed.”
Speaking on the surgery, Dr Rai said, “We are happy with the recipient’s response to the transplant. We will continue to monitor his condition for the next 48 to 72 hours.”
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