- As per the data available with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), 54, 110, 235 and 190 heart transplants and 720, 1024, 1368 and 805 kidney transplants have been undertaken in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.
- In 2017, 58 organ donations took place. Maharashtra accounted for a total of 133 cadaver donations, breaking all records of previous year’s donations. So far, 12 organ donations have taken place in Mumbai which has given a new lease of life to 35 people.
- Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save up to eight lives.
Shruti Mane (name changed) was in the midst of appearing for her SSC exam when her parents got a call from Lilavati Hospital on Monday regarding the probable organ donation. The 16-year-old had been on dialysis for a year and underwent a kidney transplant on Tuesday.
According to the doctors, Mane was in an urgent need of transplant. “She was writing her exam when we called her parents about the cadaver donation. We waited for her to finish the exam before admitting her for the transplant. Her parents didn’t want to give away the opportunity as they had been waiting for a year,” said Dr Sitaram Gawde, medical superintendent, Lilavati Hospital.
He further informed that Mane’s transplant took place after parents of an 8-year-old girl gave consent for organ donation. “She suffered from aneurysm stroke and admitted to our hospital on February 27. She was declared brain dead yesterday. Her parents were well aware of organ donation and gave consent to donate her organs- liver, kidneys and heart,” said Dr Gawde.
Apart from Mane, another 5-year-old child got benefitted with donated kidney. A 10-year-old girl with end-stage-heart disease from Fortis Hospital received the heart.
The hospitals said all the recipients are under observation and stable.