Affordable transplant: Family of heart recipient keeps up hope amidst severe cash crunch

Suhana, 13, underwent a heart transplant on August 20 in Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Her parents are yet to pay the full amount for the operation apart from supporting her treatment and care throughout her life  

Affordable transplant: Family of heart recipient keeps up hope amidst severe cash crunchThe Shaikhs from Collector Chawl, Khindipada in Mulund, are a happy lot even in tough times. The family of four stay in two separate rooms in the chawl, a forced necessity after 13-year-old Suhana underwent a heart transplant. They are still struggling to gather funds to pay for the surgery that took place in August […]

Century: Aaradhya completes 100 days with a new heart

Little Aaradhya Mule was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease called ‘Dilated Cardiomyopathy’ in April 2016. The Navi Mumbai girl finally underwent the heart transplant after parents of a 14-month-old brain-dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart. Now, Aaradhya has completed healthy hundred days with a new heart

Century: Aaradhya completes 100 days with a new heart‘It is the blessed feeling to see Aaradhya having food by her own,’ says Yogesh Mule, as the 4-year-old girl completes 100 days post her heart transplant. My Medical Mantra had first reported about Aaradhya and her family’s struggle to get her a donor heart on October 11, 2016, followed by a series of articles […]

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise funds

Revati Deshpande, a ten-year-old Pune resident’s condition is similar like Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule from Navi Mumbai, thirteen-year-old Suhana Shaikh from Mulund and eight-year-old Krushna Sadgir from Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar. But, Aaradhya, Suhana and Krushna, were lucky to get a new heart. Whereas, Revati is still waiting to undergo heart transplant as she requires monetary help

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise fundsRevati Deshpande, a resident of Junnar taluka in Pune District, is diagnosed with a medical condition called severe aortic valve incompetency detection. Doctors at Ruby Hall Clinic have advised her to undergo heart transplant immediately. Though, people residing in her village have started a crowd funding campaign, to raise funds for her surgery. Ramesh Kharmale, […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

The athlete underwent a 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 […]

1st heart donation from Amravati saves Mumbaikar’s life

Amravati makes 1st heart donation to save Kurla resident at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The donor donated heart, liver, kidneys and corneas to save and enrich six lives. The donation helped Maharashtra to become second leading state in organ donation in the country, in 2017, after Tamil Nadu

1st heart donation from Amravati saves Mumbaikar’s lifeYoung 34-yr-old man was rushed to the hospital after suffering from brain hemorrhage. His father and brother were counselled by the medical social workers at the hospital. After which, they consented to donate his Heart, liver, kidneys and corneas. Another milestone was achieved towards the cause of organ donation as this marks the 1st heart […]

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 hearts

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation not only gives a new lease of life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ. It saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, prevents a child from growing up without a parent and adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift of love and a happy responsibility, reminisces Reena Raju, India’s first woman to get a second heart transplant

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 heartsFrom being a founder of an NGO (Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation), to athlete, skydiver, cycler, parasailor and singer. She is a go getter and a fighter who is an inspiration for many. In the year 2009, when Raju was 28-years-old, she had undergone her first heart transplant, due to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a heart condition that leaves you […]

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near Mumbai

After paediatric heart transplant, a proper care has to be taken, in order to avoid infections. Krushna’s family shifted near Mumbai as in the village; there are higher chances of him contracting infection

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near MumbaiKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar. In December 2016, Krushna was diagnosed with a heart ailment and was admitted in Pune’s Army Hospital where his heart function was found to be only 41 per cent. For which, heart transplant was one of the options. But heart transplantation expense was more […]

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for him

After heart transplant, person has to be on medication thought his life. And if its paediatric heart transplant, then, there are high chances of getting infection. Due to which, Krushna Sadgir’s father Ganesh Sadgir has decided to stay in Mumbai instead of taking him back to their village. They are also looking out for a rented house

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for himKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, has undergone heart transplant and his condition is improving now. Since few days, he was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But, now Krushna has been shifted to a general ward. Although, Krushna’s condition is improving but his father (who […]

A film to raise awareness about organ donation

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum.  A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, with an aim to involve more and more people, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has shot a film on organ donation

A film to raise awareness about organ donationIndian Society of Critical Care Medicine Pune chapter has shot a film on organ donation. The film appeals to the audiences to ‘give a gift of life to an organ recipient’. It depicts the story of 18-year-old girl who has undergoes a heart transplant and on her birthday, how she recollects the memory of the […]

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 4

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, a 34-year-old woman’s husband granted the permission to donate her organs. The organ donation was done on October 10 in Mumbai’s Apollo Hospital. Woman’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated. This is Mumbai’s 46 th cadaver donation

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 434-year-old Navi Mumbai’s resident started feeling dizzy after which she was admitted to DY Patil Hospital. Her medical examination revealed that there was a blood clot in her brain. She was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Due to excessive bleeding she was declared brain dead. But, her family refused to believe the […]
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