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Mumbai’s landmark 75th Heart transplant conducted on 32yr old Mumbaikarat Fortis Hospital, Mulund

~ Parents of the donor, from KhedShivapur, Pune, consented to donate their beloved son’s Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Kidneys and Corneas~

~ ZTCC Pune & Mumbai, Traffic & Police, Medical Social Workers, Clinicians and Nursing teams worked in perfect tandem to enable Mumbai’s Platinum Jubilee transplant ~

Swift coordination and exemplary time management between Clinicians, Medical Social Workers, Traffic & Police authorities and Nursing Teams between Pune and Mumbai, enabled a life-saving heart transplant on a 32yr old male. Surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, bestowed the recipient with a new life when the parents of a 24yr old male consented to donate their son’s organs, after he was pronounced brain dead at Sahyadri Hospital, Pune.


The young 24yr old donor, who ran a Tea stall, was rushed to the Pune hospital after suffering head injuries in a road traffic accident. In spite of the best efforts by the medical staff, he succumbed to his injuries and was subsequently pronounced brain dead. The parents, who worked as daily wage labourers, were counselled by Medical Social Workers, after which the parents consented to donate his Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Kidneys and Corneas; saving and enriching the lives of at least seven patients of end-stage organ failure.

The donor heart was retrieved by Dr AnvayMulay, Head of Cardiac Transplant Team, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, which was then transported to Mumbai via a roadway Green Corridor, to be transplanted in to a 32yr old male from Mira Road who had recently been diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy. The patient was being treated at a local hospital since October 19th and was subsequently waitlisted earlier this week. The heart was transferred out of the donor hospital at 01.25AMthat travelled via the Expressway, reaching Fortis Hospital, Mulund at 03.45AMcovering149Kmsin02hrs &20mins. This lifesaving surgery marked Mumbai’s 75th Heart Transplant since August 2015.

Speaking about the surgery, conducting surgeon, Dr. AnvayMulay, said, “Ourendeavor to sensitize the society, has enabled us to save more lives and we have been able to achieve this feat only due to the valiant gesture and support from the donor families. Each donation makes a difference and we are grateful to these families who have set an example in society. We hope to see many more take up the cause of Organ Donation which will undoubtedly ensure more lives being saved, building a healthier nation”.

Speaking on yet another clinical milestone,Dr S Narayani, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, said, “The steadfast support from governing and regulatory bodies, Traffic & Police authoritiescontinues to enable us towards the cause of Organ Donation. This surgery marks the 75th successful Heart Transplant and we will forever be indebted to the donor families for their support even in their time of grief. We encourage the larger part of society to be informed and come forward in support of this noble cause”.

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