A 40-year-old man was declared brain dead in Chandigarh. His family was then informed about organ donation and its importance. The family agreed to donate organs.Along with heart, his family donated lungs, eyes, kidney and liver. A team of doctors left Chandigarh's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research around 11.02 am and by 1.15 pm they reached Mumbai. In mere two hours and 38 minutes, the heart was brought from Chandigarh to Mumbai.
“Organ donation helped in saving many lives. There was a 43-year-old Dombivali resident who was in need of a heart as he was suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy. He was operated in Mulund's private hospital. He was waiting for the heart since 37 days. Likewise, there was a 55-year-old woman who was in need of lungs and was in the last stage. She was waiting for more than two weeks” said Dr Anvay Mule, a heart surgeon.
The woman who received lungs and a new life had lost all the hope but a donor saved her life. Her children were thankful to the donor who saved their mother's life.
Did you know that one organ donor could save eight lives? Yes, that is true.
Organ donation is nothing but donating life. A donor is the one who gives hope to those who give up on their life. Though there is a lack of awareness when it comes to organ donation, in Mumbai alone, 50 heart transplants have taken place. And a few days back, the number went up to 51 with one heart transplant and four lung transplants.