On Saturday, August 04 a team of cardiac specialists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully conducted a heart transplant to save the life of a 54-year-old man recipient from Chandivali, Mumbai.
This feat became possible after the family of a 20 year-old man from Surat, Gujarat consented to donate his organs.
The 20-year-old organ donor, had met with a road accident and was rushed to a local hospital in Surat for treatment; however, he was subsequently pronounced brain-dead.
Medical social workers at the hospital counselled the grieving family about organ donation, after which the family agreed to donate their departed son’s heart, liver, corneas and kidneys. He was a single child and his mother, along with the family made the noble decision.
The donor heart was swiftly transported to the Fortis Hospital, Mulund; reaching Surat airport at 07:21 a.m., the chartered flight took off at 07:40 am, reaching Mumbai Airport at 08.28 a.m.. From Mumbai airport the heart was transported through a green corridor to Fortis Hospital in Mulund at 08:55 a.m., covering 282 kms.