Faecal swaps could help stop heart transplants from being rejected, say scientists

Faecal swaps could help stop heart transplants from being rejected, say scientistsThe explanation could be that bacteria in the bowel help regulate the immune system and stop it from launching an attack against the unfamiliar transplanted tissue. Finding the mechanism could lead to new medicines to stop organ rejection, says Jonathan Bromberg at the University of Maryland. “It’s a way to turn down the volume knob […]

World Heart Day: Mumbaikar receives heart from brain-dead donor

The husband of the deceased consents to donate his brain-dead wife’s heart, liver and kidneys. This organ donation marked Fortis Hospital’s 84th heart transplant, so far this year

World Heart Day: Mumbaikar receives heart from brain-dead donorA team of cardiac experts at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully conducted a heart transplant to save the life of a 37-year-old female, Nita Desai (name changed) from Chembur, Mumbai, yesterday which also happened to be the eve of World Heart Day. This life saving transplant, which marks […]

A year after heart transplant Krishna Sadgir now leads an independent life

September 20 will mark the completion of one year since Krishna Sadgir, a 9-year-old Kalyan resident received a donor heart. The organ donation significantly improved his quality of life and he is now enjoying his newly found life

A year after heart transplant Krishna Sadgir now leads an independent life“Due to the donor family’s supreme sacrifice, I got my Krishna back. Their decision has changed my life completely. We have got our child back, he is in good health. I will never forget the donor family, and what they have done for us in our entire life,” said Gauri Sadgir, the mother of 9-year-old […]

Organ donation: A year on, Aaradhya follows what her heart wants

Exactly, a year ago, she underwent a heart transplant, which she got from a 14 month old brain-dead child from Surat. Looking at one year journey of her daughter after heart transplant, the parents of Aaradhya stated that all credit goes to the donor family who overcame their grief and gave their consent to donate organs and saved life of others

Organ donation: A year on, Aaradhya follows what her heart wantsA five and half year old girl, Aaradhya Mule after one year of heart transplant surgery can talk, walk, eat and play. She leads a normal life now. Today, she will complete one year of her heart transplant. Aaradhya was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease called Dilated Cardiomyopathy in April 2016. It is a heart […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead man helps give a new lease of life to 18-yr-old youth

The heart was retrieved at PMSSY (Victoria Hospital), and was transported to M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre, Mattikere with the help of a green corridor. The distance of 8.2kms was covered in a span of 13 minute

Organ donation: Brain-dead man helps give a new lease of life to 18-yr-old youth  An 18-year-old student from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh gets a new lease of life as he undergoes a heart transplant at M S Ramaiah Narayana Heart Centre – a unit managed by Narayana Health. The donor was a 27-year-old youth from Tamil Nadu was admitted at Victoria Hospital following an accident on August 15. Doctors […]

Organ donation: ‘I want to work for children waiting for an organ transplant’

As part our series on organ donation awareness we bring to you the story of Suhana Sheikh, who just a year back was struggling to find an organ donor. Her life has changed immensely after her heart transplant and she wishes to do something for children who are waitlisted for an organ transplant. It is also difficult for her father to bear the expenses of the life-saving drugs she need

Organ donation: ‘I want to work for children waiting for an organ transplant’It was a celebratory atmosphere at Fortis Hospital, Mulund on Monday, August 20 as Suhana completed a year since her heart transplant. Suhana Shaikh is a 14-year-old girl who resides in Mulund, Mumbai. She was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease (cardiomyopathy) in April 2017. The person who donated the heart to Suhana was a 47-year-old […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

As My Medical Mantra observes August as organ donation month, we bring you a story of an athlete who has undergone not one, but two heart transplants. She underwent her second heart transplant in September 2017. She said the experience has reinforced her faith prayers and she hopes to spread awareness about repeat transplants though the efforts of her NGO

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena RajuReena Raju is a true inspiration. Her zeal for life continued even after she underwent a heart transplant in 2009. Not letting this life-changing moment derail her plans, she pursues athletics at national level, is an adventure sports enthusiast and the founder of NGO, Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation. Reena is equally positive about […]

Narayana Health creates awareness on organ transplants to mark ‘World Organ Donation Day’

Fifteen transplant survivors from across the state attended the awareness program. The first organ transplant at the hospital was conducted in the year 2005, which was a paediatric liver transplant and since then there is no looking back

Narayana Health creates awareness on organ transplants to mark ‘World Organ Donation Day’A team of doctors comprising of liver transplant, heart transplant, bone marrow transplant and renal transplant from Narayana Health, Bangalore, came together to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation and organ transplants to mark World Organ Donation Day which is observed on August 13 every year. Along with them were transplant survivors who […]

Organ donation: ‘Post-operative care a daunting task in the long-run’

It has almost been a year since Aaradhya Mule underwent a heart transplant. While it is paramount to speak about the cause of organ donation, it is also necessary to address the problems associated with the cost of an organ transplant and the expenses required for post-operative care

Organ donation: ‘Post-operative care a daunting task in the long-run’As a part of our series on the theme of organ donation, My Medical Mantra speaks with Yogesh Mule, father of Aaradhya Mule about the issues of affordable transplant. My Medical Mantra played a prominent role in spreading awareness about Aaradhya deteriorating health and extensively reported on her journey from needing a heart transplant to […]

Mumbai: Heart transplant performed on a 54-year-old man at Fortis Hospital

The surgery was made possible after the family of a 20-year-old brain-dead man from Surat, gave their consent to donate his heart, liver, corneas and kidneys

Mumbai: Heart transplant performed on a 54-year-old man at Fortis HospitalOn Saturday, August 04 a team of cardiac specialists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully conducted a heart transplant to save the life of a 54-year-old man recipient from Chandivali, Mumbai. This feat became possible after the family of a 20 year-old man from Surat, Gujarat consented […]
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