A couple donated their 17-year-old son’s organs to give life to four organ failure patients. It is the 28th cadaver donation in the city of the year. The numbers of the organ donation have seen a jump in numbers.
Reports state that over 65 life- saving transplants have been carried out with the cadaver donations. The boy was shifted to Hiranandani Hospital from a local center as he had suffered a severe head injury.
As per the doctors, the teenager was brought in a critical condition and after treatment showed little improvement. As the boy was declared brain dead, the counselors spoke to the parents about organ donation and the parents agreed to consent to donate his livers, kidneys, lungs, and corneas.
The donation was Navi Mumbai’s fifth organ donation and the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC) allocated the organs to the hospital across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
Also, one of the kidneys was allocated to the same Hiranandani Hospital where the boy was treated. The kidney was allocated to a 46-year-old woman, who was waitlisted in early 2016.
Facility director at Hiranandani Hospital, Sandeep Guduru said “These life-saving transplants have been made possible because of the brave decision taken by the young donor’s family. At the time of unimaginable grief, the family saved and enriched the lives of four patients.