24-yr-old Mumbaikar undergoes heart and lung transplant to overcome rare congenital defect

A 24-year-old Mumbai girl who was suffering from a rare and complex congenital disease underwent a combined heart and lung transplant at Global Hospital, Mumbai. Akshara (name changed) a resident of Panvel, Mumbai suffered from ventricular septal defect since childhood and this defect over the years led to Eisenmenger’s syndrome. Although she was managed medically […]

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Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant program

Global Hospital has successfully completed three transplants and the flagship program nationally has performed 63 heart, 74 lungs and combined 16 heart and lung transplants, which is the highest in the country in the past two and a half years. Briefing on the program’s vision, doctors from Global Hospital informed that the focus of the […]

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‘Even the smallest contribution can go a long way to save my brother’s life’

“I had read about organ transplant surgery cases in the newspapers. But, I had never imagined that one day I would have to face it. We were completely shattered when the doctors informed us that my brother has to undergo a heart transplant surgery,” said a teary-eyed Akshata Pore, as she explained about the plight […]

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Komal Pawar

Organ donation: Maha first heart and lung recipient to run ‘Kidneython’

Komal has now been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the ‘Kidneython.’ She was the first person from Maharashtra to undergo a heart and lung transplant. She travels across Maharashtra with an aim to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation. She will run this ‘Kidneython’ to spread awareness about organ donation. The ‘Kidneython’ […]

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Narayana Health City conducts Karnataka’s first ‘heart and lungs’ transplant

The donor is a 24-year-old male from Bangalore who met with a road accident. He was admitted at City Hospital. Doctors declared him brain-dead and the family consented in the presence of Jeevasaarthakathe for organ donation to save many lives. The recipient, Kasim Shariff, retired from Central Govt Services was first diagnosed with age related […]

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Nashik family starts crowdfunding to save daughter’s life

“Shraddha was suffering from a heart ailment since birth, but we never thought, this would one-day become life-threatening. She needs to undergo heart and lung transplant surgery. We are trying our best to arrange the finances,” says Darshan Kaishikar, brother of Shraddha. While talking to Darshan, one can immediately sense the tension in his voice. […]

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Organ donation: Mumbai marks its fifth simultaneous heart and lung transplant

This feat became possible when the family of a 36-year-old brain-dead patient consented to donate their beloved daughter’s organs. Cardiac Specialists, Medical Social Workers, Nursing teams, Police and Traffic officials worked in perfect tandem to enable organ retrieval and transfer across 545Kms in 2Hrs 26Mins. The Heart and Lung transplant was conducted by Dr Anvay […]

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‘An organ transplant is like war – if you have faith in yourself, you can easily win’

“An organ transplant is just like a war. You must have faith in yourself, and have steadfast conviction.  You need to develop a strong willpower to overcome it. If you approach it that way, you can easily win the war,” says Komal Pawar, the first woman in Maharashtra, to undergo a simultaneous heart and lung […]

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Organ donation: Strangers become family for 22-year-old patient

“I have witnessed a patient’s state of mind and what the family feels when the patient is about to enter the operation theatre. When my daughter underwent a heart transplant, I have experienced everything. While preparing for the surgery, we wanted that someone could come and talk to us, sit close by and support us, […]

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Organ donation: Doctors cure lung transplant patient, who was earlier on life support

Doctors at Fortis Malar successfully cure lung transplant patient after a month in ECMO, a first in India This challenging feat was achieved by a team of doctors led by Dr K R Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences and Dr Suresh Rao KG, Head of Department, Critical Care and Cardiac Anaesthesia, Fortis Malar Hospital. The patient […]

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