Mumbai’s 2ndcadaver donation of the year saves life of a 31-year-old man, who received harvested heart from the donor. Surgeons from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, successfully transplanted the donor’s heart. This is city’s 40th heart transplant.
Dr Anvay Mulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team of the hospital, and his team conducted the transplant surgery, making it the first heart transplant of 2017 in Mumbai.
The donor heart was harvested at Fortis SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, and was transported to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, within 17 minutes, covering a distance of 23km.
The cadaver donation became possible when a 44-year-old man was declared brain dead following a Cerebro-Vascular Stroke at Fortis SL Raheja Hospital. After patient’s family was counselled, they decided to donate his heart, liver and kidneys.
“Donor family’s contribution to the society is unmatched. They’ve been courageous for having taken a decision to save lives at time of grief and personal loss,” said Mulay.
“The recipient is stable. We will continue to monitor him in ICU for 48 to 72 hours,” the doctor added.