Organ donation: Elderly brain-dead woman saves three

Family of a 55-year-old brain-dead woman from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, consented to donate organs, on Sunday. The patient was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, after suffering a brain haemorrhage

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new life to six patients in Pune

  • Organ donation has gained momentum in the past few years.
  • In 2017, Maharashtra broke its own record by completing 133 cadaver donations, exceeding 2016’s record-breaking feat of 132.

In a heartening trend, last year, contribution from smaller cities to the overall organ donation pool saw a healthy rise. In the same vein, a 55-year-old has now given a new lease of life to three people. The family of the brain-dead woman, who knew about the organ donation process, came forward to donate the organs.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rekha Barot, transplant coordinator at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, said, “The 55-year-old woman had a known case of heart aliment. She had undergone a number of surgeries as well. The family brought her to Mumbai as she had suffered brain haemorrhage. She was admitted here on March 28. But she wasn’t responding to the treatment being administered. Eventually, on April 7, the doctors declared her brain-dead. We conveyed the same to her relatives, who were aware about organ donation. They immediately consented to donate the organs.”

Dr Barot further said, “As per the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre’s guidelines, one kidney has been sent to Jaslok hospital, liver has been handed to Global hospital, and one kidney has been given to a patient awaiting kidney transplant here, at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital.”

Organ donation is the need of the hour. A 55-year-old woman, hailing from the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben  Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, on March 28. According to the doctors she had suffered severe brain haemorrhage. While undergoing treatment at the hospital, on April 7, she was declared brain-dead by the doctors.