Organ donation: 24-yr-old brain-dead Amravati woman saves four lives

Diksha Mandape was declared brain-dead, after which her brothers took the bold decision to donate her organs and tissues. After the due procedure, her heart, lungs, liver, both kidney's, eyes, and skin has been donated by the family.

  • Brothers of Diksha Mandape, a 24-year-old girl, who was as declared brain-dead by the doctors, have decided to donate her organs and tissues in Amaravati, Maharashtra 
  • Diksha’s Heart, both lungs, liver, both kidneys, both eyes, and skin have been donated  
  • The liver has been given to an ailing patient in Nagpur, who has become the first liver transplant patient in the Nagpur city

With a nick-in-time and a courageous decision by Diksha Mandape’s brothers, has helped save four lives. Diksha who had suddenly become unconscious was declared brain-dead by the doctors in Amaravati, Maharashtra.

Diksha’s brothers came forward to donate her organs to the needy people. And after the due procedure, her heart, lungs, liver, both kidney’s, eyes, and skin has been donated by the family.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Choudhary, Director of Sankalp hospital in Amaravati, where the organs were retrieved, said, “Diksha, was suffering from brain-related ailment since birth. On Saturday, she fell unconscious and was declared brain-dead by the doctors subsequently. We managed to harvest all the 8 organs and tissues. This could be the first time that it has happened in Maharashtra.”

According to the information provided by the ZTCC,  

  • Diksha’s Heart and Lungs have been given to Fortis Hospital Mumbai 
  • Her liver has been given to New Era Hospital. This was Nagpur’s first liver transplant 
  • One of her Kidneys was sent to Orange city Hospital 
  • Another Kidney was given to a needy patient in the Wockhardt hospital, Nagpur 
  • Diksha’s skin has been donated to the Orange City Hospital, Skin bank  
  • And her eyes have been donated to Haridas Netralaya in Amaravati 

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Ravi Wankhede, secretary of the Zonal Organ and Tissue Transplant Committee said, “This girl has saved a life of many people. Her organs have been distributed to the various hospitals as per the ZTCC guidelines. We must spread the awareness about the organ donation.”

Dr Kamal Jain, Director —  ‘Recycle Life’ Organ donation awareness project, said, “This seems to be the first-of-its-kind of organ donation in the history of Maharashtra Organ and tissue donation chapter, whereby nearly all tissues and Organs which are routinely transplanted in India were donated by a single donor.”