The first interstate heart transplant between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh saved the life of a 21-year-old boy from Indore. After the cadaver donation of Kachrabhai Gangaram More took place in Surat his heart was taken to Indore by a flight and the spontaneous actions of the concerned persons saved the life Yogesh Saroj, a 21-year-old who aspires to be a police officer in order to serve the nation.
Kachrabhai More, a 47-year-old man who was a resident of Surat met with an accident and was declared brain-dead by doctors. After this declaration, the Founder and President of Donate Life organisation in Surat, Nilesh Mandlewala, counselled the family members and convinced them for cadaver donation.
“Counselling is essential to convince families for the cadaver donation. I met Kachrabhai’s family and informed them that there is a 21-year-old boy who can get a new life if he gets a heart. I also explained them about the state of someone being brain-dead. They understood the importance and agreed to donate it,” said Nilesh Mandlewala.
Chief Executive Officer of Donate Life, Nirav Mandlewala, informed through his Facebook post, that till date 13 heart donations have taken place in Surat, Gujarat out of which nine hearts were transplanted in Maharashtra. One was taken to Chennai and two were transplanted in Ahmedabad. For the first time in history, an interstate heart transplant has been taken place in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Since January 2017, 115 cadaver donations have taken place in Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) which including the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu. Out of which 80 cadaver donations have taken place in Maharashtra.