~ Doctors at Fortis Hospital in Mulund conduct 57th Heart transplant of Mumbai ~
~ Donation of Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Skin & Corneas marks the 32nd Cadaveric donation of Mumbai, in 2017 ~
A team of doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, performed Mumbai’s 57th heart transplant when sisters consented to donate organs of their brain dead kin, to save 6 lives. This also marks 32nd cadaveric donation of the city, this year. A Green Corridor was created from Jupiter Hospital, Thane to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, to transplant the heart into a 56yr old male recipient.
The 38yr old donor was rushed to Jupiter Hospital after suffering injuries suffered due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. Once admitted into the ICU, an Intracranial Haemorrhage (bleeding within the skull) was identified. Despite best efforts, the patient could not be saved and was declared brain dead at 07:30PM, yesterday. The Medical Social workers (MSW) counselled the grieving family and explained procedure of organ donation. The patient’s sisters consented to donate organs of their beloved brother, to save as many as 6 lives. A team of clinicians led by Dr Satish Jawali, Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgeon (CTVS), Fortis Hospital, Mulund, retrieved the donor heart.
A Green Corridor was created to transport the organs to the various recipient hospitals. The heart was transferred out of Jupiter Hospital, Thane at 01:56AM via Cadbury Junction, Teen Hath Naka, Anand Nagar, Toll Plaza, Mulund and Nahur before reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 02:05AM, covering a distance of 10KMS in 09Mins. The Kidneys and Liver were sent to different recipient hospitals and the Skin and Corneas were sent to the skin and eye banks.
The 56yr old male recipient was recently diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy and was put on the wait list earlier this month. The life-saving heart transplant was performed by a team led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Chief of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund. This transplant also marked the 16th successful heart transplant conducted in Mumbai this year.
Conducting surgeon Dr Anvay Mulay, Chief of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “The donor’s family played an instrumental part and have enriched the lives of 6 people today. It was a self-motivated approach and it is heartening to see more families come forward at such difficult times. We encourage families to make informed decisions and spread goodwill amongst others. We as a community must come together to highlight the cause which can save many more lives in the future.”
Speaking about the condition of the patient, Dr. Mulay added, “The surgery has been successfully concluded, the patient is currently under observation.”
Dr S. Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund said, “The act of donation by the donor’s family is inspiring and has helped save & enrich six lives, setting another milestone for the city. Every success story only strengthens our resolve to further the cause of organ donation as each donor family joins our endeavour of ‘More to Give’.”