Organ donation is the process of donating organs or biological tissue to a living recipient, who needs a transplant. There is a huge shortage of donated organs in India, which results in a large number of deaths among patients as they do not receive an organ in time.
A 75-year-old man was declared brain-dead by doctors. After being counselled the patient’s relative gave their consent for organ donation.
The 67th cadaver donation occurred at Umrao Wockhardt Hospital at Mira road on Sunday, October 13.
His liver and corneas were retrieved during the organ donation process, his kidneys could not be utilised as they were declared as medically unfit for transplant. The distribution of organs were done as per ZTCC guidelines. It is laudable that the family of the 75-year-old man consented to donate his organs.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Sujata Ashtekar, Consultant Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation and State Organ and Tissue Transplantation (ROTTO-SOTTO), said, “Mumbai has witnessed 67 organ donations, so far this year due to increase awareness. This is the first time that Mumbai has seen so many organ donations. This is a moment worth appreciating. More awareness is needed to increase this figure.”
While the 66th organ donation took place on Friday, October 11 in Mumbai. A heart, lungs, liver and both kidneys were retrieved during the organ donation process. The family of the deceased patient did not wish to divulge any further details.