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Organ Donation at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram

Date : October 06, 2021

Organ Donation at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram


In a rare case, a 52-year-old organ recipient after being declared brain dead donates kidneys and liver to save three


National, 6th October 2021: Doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram facilitated organ donation process from a 52-year-old (male) brain dead patient whose family decided to donated patient’s liver and kidneys.  The patient himself an organ recipient and had undergone a successful liver transplant. The patient suffered from an episode of right sided weakness with slurring of speech. On examination, MRI suggested intra-cranial hemorrhage with midline shift. The patient was put on ventilator support, however despite best efforts, the patient was declared brain dead. The family consented to donate organs – both the kidneys and the liver and the same were allotted by NOTTO to one recipient in FMRI and two recipients at private hospitals in Delhi. 


Dr. Anil Mandhani, Executive Director, Urology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram along with his team conducted the procedure of retrieving both the kidneys and a separate liver team from a private hospital retrieved the Liver. One of the kidney was transplanted at FMRI into a 60-year-old female by Dr Mandhani. Second kidney and Liver were allotted to a 51-year-old female and 54-year-old male respectively to different hospitals in Delhi. 


Dr. Mandhani said, “I salute the Deceased donor and his family to have realized the value of organ donation and giving life to many ailing patients. We should all be a part of this noble act of giving life after death by donating organs.  The patients who received the kidneys did not have genuine living donors and they were fighting for life on dialysis for long. But this gentle act of donation gave them new lease of life. This should encourage everyone to come forward and get themselves registered for organ donation.”   


Dr. Avnish Seth, Principal Director, Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurugram and Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (FORT) said, ““The actions of donor family are truly commendable, and we are humbled by their selflessness. Despite their grief, they have ensured their father was able to provide life to three others. We are also indebted to the support we receive from NOTTO, our clinicians and nursing staff, – all who play an imperative role in  


In India, the current organ donation rate is less than 1 donor per million population as compared to more than 30 donors per million in most western countries. There is serious shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number people waiting for transplants is ever increasing. Each year, half a million Indians die while waiting for an organ transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. That’s a life lost every minute!  There is a need to spread the word that each one of us has the potential to be an organ donor, and we all have the power to influence 9 lives by donating our heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and eyes. Pledge to donate your organs and tissues at


About Fortis Memorial Research Institute 

Fortis Memorial Research Institute is the flagship hospital of Fortis Healthcare Limited. It is a multi-super speciality, quaternary care hospital with a comprehensive team of clinicians and patient care programmes, supported by advanced technology and medical research solutions. Set on a spacious campus with a potential bed capacity of 1,000 beds, this ultra-modern facility utilises and showcases some of the latest technologies in use in world class health care. Some of the milestone technologies at the hospital include amongst the first pilot project for precision Radiosurgery in the world, integrated operating and procedure rooms, digitized critical care cubicles, advanced Cath-labs, transplant rooms, endoscopy suites, private birthing centres, a state-of-the-art radiation wing and a stem cell lab to name a few facilities. A range of thoughtful services and health facilities for patients and their attending family include several Art ‘n’ Health programmes to recuperate, a mini theatre to de-stress, retail therapy outlets for immediate needs and a food court providing a choice of dining options to replenish energies.


About Fortis Healthcare Limited   

Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Berhad Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4000 operational beds and over 400 diagnostics centers (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.


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