Mumbai: Organ donation helps save 17 lives in the month of Jan

Organ donation from deceased donors is gaining momentum in India and it is has been showing steady progress in different parts of the country. We take a look at how organ donation in Mumbai, in the month of January has helped 17 people get another chance at life

Organ Donation

While death takes you away, your organs can stay and save another life. The need for organ donors has never been greater. More than half a million Indians are estimated to be in dire need of an organ transplant.

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu said though there was a huge leap in cadaveric organ donations in the last 4-5 years, the demand-supply remained hugely unmet because of low rates of organ donation at 0.8 per million population when smaller countries like Spain and Croatia were having rates of 36 per million and 32 per million respectively.

One organ donor can up donate up to twenty five different organs and tissues for transplantation. This can save up to eight lives.

ZTCC Mumbai statistics

From 1st Jan 2019 to 31st January 2019

  • Number of donor identified – 13
  • Consented donors -12
  • Organ transplanted from brain-dead donor – 8
  • Post cardiac arrest tissue donation- 2
  • Donor crash before retrieval – 1
  • Organs found medically unfit -1
  • No consent for donation-1

Number of organs retrieved from donors – 17

  • Kidneys – 8
  • Liver – 6
  • Heart – 3

Tissue donation:

  • Cornea – 8
  • Skin – 5
  • Bone donation – 1

Number of organs transplanted from brain-dead donors – 17

  • Kidneys – 8
  • Liver – 6
  • Heart – 3