The hospital’s 100th heart transplant became possible after the family of a 47-year-old male from Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai consented to donate their beloved father’s organs.
Their noble decision helped save the life of a 62-year-old male recipient from Mumbai. The 47-year-old donor had suffered a brain haemorrhage and was taken to a local hospital.
The harvested heart was expeditiously transported via a Green Corridor; leaving from the donor hospital at 10: 59 am, reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 11:19 am, covering a distance of 23kms.
Commenting on the patient’s condition and celebrating the success of the 100th Heart Transplant surgery, Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund said, “The surgery was a success, and the patient is now under observation in the ICU. While this has been a successful achievement for me and my team, I would like to thank all donor families, donor hospitals, ZTCC (Mumbai) Medical Social Workers, Nursing teams, Intensivists, Police & Traffic personnel, who look beyond all challenged, and offered constant support.”
He added, “The journey of our Heart Transplant Program began on August 3rd, 2015 and over the past 3 years 10 months, we have conducted 100 heart transplants (adult & paediatric), seven heart-lung transplants, one heart-Liver transplant and two Lung transplants. Brave donor families have enabled these accomplishments, we remain indebted to them.”
Within a span of 3 years and 10 months, Dr Anvay Mulay and his team have conducted heart transplants on recipients from Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Pune, Solapur, Raigad, Dhule, Satara, Surat (Gujarat), Goa, Palghar, Jalna, Osmanabad and Ankaleshwar. A Ukrainian national was amongst the 100 Heart recipients.
The youngest recipient to benefit from the Heart Transplant Program was 3-year-old Shlok Bansode from Pune, who completed a year with the new heart on April 27th, 2019.
Speaking about the journey to the 100th Heart transplant, Dr S. Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “I would like to congratulate the medical and non-medical teams for this milestone achievement; it is indeed overwhelming. Donor families, who helped further the cause of organ donation, enabled these transplants, helping recipients from across the country get a new lease of life.”
Narayani said, “I am humbled by the support we have received from ZTCC (Mumbai); and importantly from the Police and Traffic authorities who went above and beyond to ensure that the harvested organ was transported in record time.”