Mumbai witnesses its fourth organ donation in just a month

Staff Reporter | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 03:17 AM IST


Mumbai:The family of a 62-year-old woman, who was declared brain-dead on January 17, at Jupiter hospital in Thane, consented to donate her organs. Their gesture saved the life of one organ failure patient. The donor had suffered from brain haemorrhage and it is the fourth cadaver donation of this month. Senior doctor said the patient had suffered from intracranial brain haemorrhage due to which on January 14, she was admitted to Jupiter hospital.

“She was being treated for brain haemorrhage, but her condition began deteriorating and on January 17, she was declared brain-dead in the hospital,” said the doctor. He further added, the family was aware about organ donation, due to which they did not require counselling and consented immediately. “The family knew the importance of organ donation and gave their consent immediately for donating her organs in order to save other lives,” said the doctor.

Anirudh Kulkarni, Zonal Transplant Cordination Centre (ZTCC) coordinator of Jupiter Hospital said, the patient had suffered from co-morbidity which includes brain haemorrhage and chronic kidney failure. “We did not retrieve her lungs and kidneys as she had suffered from a kidney problem,” said Kulkarni. He further stated, the organs which were retrieved were liver, cornea, and her skin. “Her liver was retained by Jupiter Hospital, while the corneas were donated to Sahiyara Eye Bank and herskin was donated to the National Burns Centre in Airoli,” said Kulkarni.


The city recorded its first new year cadaver donation on January 1, when the son of a 61-year-old man consented to donate his father’s kidneys, after he suffered a brain haemorrhage. The second cadaver organ donation was carried out on January 8, after the family of a 52-year-old man consented to donate his heart, liver, kidneys, and cornea. And the third cadaver donation was carried out on January 11, after the family of a 57-year-old businessman from Vile Parle donated his organs giving a new lease of life to two critically ill patients.

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Published on: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 08:25 AM IST