Organ donation: Brain-dead 59-year-old man saves three lives

Medical Social Workers at the hospital counselled the family and explained to them the procedure of organ donation, eventually, the family consented to donate liver and kidneys. This marks Mumbai’s 35th cadaver donation

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A cadaver donation took place at Mumbai’s P D Hinduja Hospital on Wednesday, September 05. Prakash Rane (name changed), a 59-year-old male patient was declared brain-dead by the doctors after he had suffered a brain stroke.

The aggrieved relatives of the patient were counselled and were made aware of the concept of organ donation. Even as they mourned her death, they took a noble decision to donate his organs. Their decision has helped save three lives.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr.Suganthi Iyer, Deputy Director, P.D.Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, said, “The relatives made this decision after being counselled at the hospital. Their selfless gesture has helped enrich the lives of three people. The family consented to donate both the kidneys and liver of the brain-dead patient. The patient had suffered brain stroke and was declared brain-dead by the doctors on September 4. One kidney has been retained in P D Hinduja hospital, while another kidney has been sent to Jaslok hospital. The liver has been given to Global Hospital as per the ZTTC guidelines.”

Overall, it is the 35th cadaver donation witnessed in Mumbai.