Good News: Pune witnesses its 50th organ donation

This is an indication that Punekars are warming up to the concept of organ donation. This goes to show that awareness regarding organ donation is increasing in the city and day-by-day more people are becoming aware of the vital importance of organ donation. As awareness about the organ donation process is steadily on the rise, more family members are coming ahead themselves to give consent

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A cadaver donation took occurred aon Tuesday, October 08. A 23-year-old had met with an accident near Ranjangaon, he was rushed to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. He was being treated but eventually stopped responding to treatment. He was declared as brain-dead by the doctors.

The man was working as a driver and had lost his father a few years back. After being declared as brain-dead his family was counselled about organ donation. He is survived by his mother and three sisters. His mother came forward and agreed to give consent for cadaver donation. His heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, lungs, and cornea were retrieved during the organ donation process.

This was the 50th organ donation for Pune, so far this year.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Aarti Gokhale, a ZTCC coordinator from Pune, said, “We are happy to share that we have completed 50 organ donations this year. Every day we are witnessing that awareness on organ donation is increasing. If more people are aware about it more donations will happen and more lives will be saved in the process.”

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shilpa Barve, a Medical Social Worker (MSM) from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, said, “We first consulted the relatives. Then we counselled his mother. The mother was not aware that her son was brain-dead. But then, after counselling she gave her consent. The brave mother readily gave the consent. The family was illiterate and still after counselling they supported the coordinators. We are happy that Pune has seen its 50th organ donation with this case.”

According to the ZTCC coordinators, one kidney, a liver and the pancreas was retained at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital for transplants. The heart was allocated to Rudy Hall Clinic. The other kidney was sent to Sahyadri Hospital. While the lungs were sent to ZTCC Mumbai for transplant on a urgent basis.