Organ donation: Brain-dead woman helps save three lives in Mumbai

The family of a 57-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 three patients who were waiting for an organ transplant. This marked Mumbai 40th organ donation, so far this year

Organ-Donation-Pune (1)

The cadaver donation took place at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on Saturday, September 22. The 57-year-old female patient became brain-dead during the course of her treatment.

The aggrieved relatives of the patient were counselled by the doctors. The family members were educated so they agreed upon donating her organs.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rahul Wasnik, ZTCC Co-ordinator for Nanavai Hospital, said, “ We appreciate the family’s brave decision of donating their loved ones organs. In all, the woman’s liver, kidneys and corneas were retrieved. The liver and  one kidney were retained by Nanavati Hospital for its waitlisted patients, and the second kidney was sent to Bombay Hospital. This is Mumbai’s 40th organ donation, this year.”