Organ donation: Pune marks its 25th cadaver donation

The organ donation of a 16-year-old student marked the 25th cadaver donation in the Pune circle of the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center. total of 110 organs have been retrieved from the brain-dead donors. Among all the organs kidneys have seen the largest number of transplants followed by the liver

Organ donation: Pune marks its 25th cadaver donation

  • In a major boost to the organ donation campaign in Maharashtra, Pune has witnessed 25 cadaver donations till date.
  • While Mumbai has witnessed 19 cadaver donations from Jan 01 to May 08, this year.
  • Last year, the state had witnessed 135 cadaver organ donations, while in 2016 the cadaver donations were 132
  • Organ donation of a 16-year-old brain dead student in Pune, on May 07, was marked as a 25th cadaver donation in Pune area.

As per the information provided by the Pune Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee from Jan 01 to May 07, total 110 organs have been retrieved from the 25 cadaver donors in the first five months of 2018.

List of organs and tissues retrieved

Kidneys – 34

Liver – 23

Heart – 7

Lungs – 1

Pancreas – 2

Corneas – 36

Skin – 5

Bone – 0

Hands – 2

List of organs and tissues transplanted

Kidneys – 31

Liver – 24

Heart – 4

Lungs – 0

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Corneas – 36

Hands – 2

Skin – 5

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Aarti Gokhale, coordinator of the Zonal Transplant Committee said, “Till now, Pune has witnessed 25 cadaver donations. This is a great sign that awareness about organ donation is rising. But still, we need to spread the awareness about organ donation amongst the masses.”

She further elaborated, “Out of 34 kidney’s which we managed to retrieve, 31 have been transplanted. Many times medical complications may develop in the organs post retrieval, in that case, we cannot use the organ for transplantation.”

Pune topped the list with 25 cadaver donations so far, while Mumbai has seen 19 cadaver donation as of yet. Last year, Mumbai had seen 59 cadaver donations, while Pune had seen 56 cadaver donations.