Organ donation: 71-year-old brain-dead man gives new lease of life to two patients

The family of a 71-year-old man consented to donate his organs after he was declared brain-dead, this act of generosity helped give a new lease of life to two patients who were wait-listed for an organ transplant. This marks Mumbai’s 5th organ donation for the month of January, so far, this year  

Organ Donation

The cadaver organ donation took place at Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road. The family were counselled about organ donation as there weren’t familiar with the concept. This selfless sacrifice, on the part of the patient’s family, help give two patients the valuable gift of life.

Life is said to be uncertain, anything can happen at any moment and a person can lose life within a span of a few minutes.

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Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road

A 71-year-old man from Dahisar, was found lying unconscious at home his family member and they immediately rushed him to the local hospital and initiated medication.

When things didn’t improve they came to Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, leading Multi-speciality Hospital in Western suburbs yesterday on 21st January 2019. It is a case of sudden brain haemorrhage, a type of a stroke and he was declared brain dead by doctors in Wockhardt Hospital last night.

In a statement released by Wockhardt Hospital, Ravi Hirwani, Centre Head, said, Mira Road, “After convincing his family regarding organ donation, the family finally agreed for organ donation. After completion of the legal formalities set by the Zonal Transplant Coordination centre. Both his kidney were utilised and transplanted in Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road and his liver has been sent to Jupiter Hospital, Thane. The first kidney recipient is a 30-year-old male.”

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