Organ donation: Brain-dead 54-year-old woman helps save two lives in Mumbai

The family of a 54-year-old woman consented to donate her organs after she was declared brain-dead, this act of generosity helped give a new lease of life to two patients who were waiting for an organ transplant

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A cadaver donation took place at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on Wednesday, August 29. The 54-year-old female patient became brain-dead, due to bleeding in the brain. The decision to donate her organs was taken by her bereaved son and daughter.

For the past few days the woman was being treated at Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle. The doctors declared her brain-dead due to extensive brainstem infarction. Her children consented to donated her organs after being counselled by the doctors at the hospital.

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While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rahul Wasnik, the ZTCC transplant coordinator for Nanavati Hospital, said, “The liver and kidneys were donated. The liver has been allocated to Global Hospital, Parel and one kidney was retained by Nanavati Hospital. The recipient of this kidney was a 34-year-old woman who had been waitlisted for an organ transplant.  The second kidney could be utilised due to its small size.”