Bhayandar : A brain-dead woman gave the gift of precious life to three patients and vision to two others after a successful Organ Retrieval Surgery (ORS) conducted by Mira Road-based Umrao Hospitals on Wednesday.

Diagnosed with stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident), following an unfortunate fall at her home in Nallasopara, 39-year-old Ashwini Naik (name changed) was transferred to Umrao Hospitals from a local hospital on June 29. Despite the best efforts by super specialists to stabilise her, she was finally declared ‘brain-dead’ late on Tuesday night.

After the family expressed their willingness to donate Ashwini’s organs to the needy, an ORS was conducted following official approvals from the concerned Cadaver Transplant Programme Authorities. Kidneys, liver and cornea were retrieved as per the guidelines framed by the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC).

This will now give a fresh lease of life to three patients awaiting renal and liver transplant and will also bestow vision to two patents on the virtue of corneal transplant.

Listed as one of the 29 medical institutions recognised as Non Transplant Organ Retrieval Centres (NTO-RC) in and around Mumbai, the Umrao Hospitals has ultra modern operation theatres equipped with laminar air flow system to achieve zero bacterial count and dedicated team of experts.

Suresh Golani

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