The parents of a visually impaired youngster offered life to three patients by donating the organs of their son after he was declared brain-dead on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
The individual was a 22-year old MBA student. He suffered a severe brain bleeding subsequent to which he was admitted in MGM Hospital in Vashi last week on Tuesday, December 13. The student was Mumbai’s 56th donor of 2016.
Dr. Bharat Jigyasi was the intensivist who looked after the donor. He informed that the individual was in an unconscious state when he was rushed to the hospital. Dr. Jigyasi also informed that he complained of abdomen pain and drowsiness to his parents.
He did not regain consciousness after he was rushed to the hospital. A CT scan was taken on the third day that indicated brain bleeding. His family was later encouraged to donate organs, added the doctor.
The donor lost his vision due to retinitis pigmentosa when he was five years old. He was a good student and was studying in the final year of his course.
His family donated his liver and kidneys that helped three patients. One of the kidneys was donated to a patient who awaited transplant at MGM Hospital, the other kidney was donated to a patient admitted at Jaslok Hospital whereas the liver was donated to a patient at Global Hospital, Parel.
In 2016, the maximum number of organ donors have emerged from Mumbai city and its suburban areas. Close to 50 donations have been made from Pune, making Maharashtra the state of second largest cadaveric donors. The first place was secured by Tamil Nadu.