October 22, 2021, 12:34 PM

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A 27-year-old man, who was declared brain-dead in Wockhardt Hospital at Nagpur gave a new lease of life to as many as four people after his organs were donated. It was the courage of his family and the bravery that after a couple of counselling sessions, they agreed to donate the organs to save lives of four other people.

The deceased received a heroic ‘Guard of Honour’ for the noble cause by the hospital staff. 
The patient’s heart was airlifted to Mumbai and liver and kidneys were allotted to other private hospitals in the city including a kidney being allotted to Wockhardt Hospital.
The patient was admitted to Wockhardt Hospital and operated by Dr Rahul Zamad, Consultant - Neuro Surgery. Despite several attempts, the 27-year-old lost the battle and was declared brain-dead. 
“We salute the deceased donor and his family to have realised the value of organ donation and giving life to these ailing patients. We should all be a part of this noble act of giving life after death by donating organs," said Abhinandan Dastenavar, Centre Head, Wockhardt Hospital. 
“We hope this acts as an example and encourages many others to come forward and get themselves registered for organ donation,” he added.
The intensivist team of Wockhardt Hospitals managed the clinical condition of patient to maintain hemodynamics of donor.
The retrieval of heart was done by a dedicated team, which had arrived from Mumbai. Further, the complex procedure of harvesting both the kidneys and transplanting one (the one allotted to Wockhardt Hospitals) was done by Senior Transplant surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals along with Nephrologist - Dr Suryashree Pandey and anaesthetists - Dr Swanand Melag and Dr Awantika Jaiswal. 
The entire activity was conducted by transplant team of Wockhardt Hospital including - Dr Rakesh Shah, Head - Clinical Administration, Karthikeyan V, Head - General Administration, Payal Katre and Urvashi Lakudkar.
With the help of Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre, Traffic Police and Airports Authority of India, the organs were transported to respective locations on time. 
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