Mumbai man’s heart, liver, kidneys donated | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: A 33-year-old man’s wife donated his heart, liver and kidneys on Friday, after he was declared brain dead, in the city’s 50th deceased donation. Last year, the city registered 48 donations. “What better way to celebrate the silver jubilee year of passage of the Human Organ Transplantation Act in 1994,” said Dr Surendra Mathur, who heads the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre. HOTA came into existence on July 8.
Raigad resident Ajay Khainur sustained severe head injuries after an accident at his workplace. He had multiple injuries and brain edema (swelling), said a spokesperson for Apollo Hospital in Nerul. He had an episode of convulsion, after which he developed irreversible brain damage. He did not respond to treatment and was declared brain dead on Friday. Khainur is survived by wife and a six-year-old daughter.
The liver and a kidney were transplanted to Apollo Hospital patients, the second kidney was donated to a patient at Fortis Hospital, Vashi and the heart was sent to Chennai.

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