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22-year-old student's organs give new lease of life to four

26 February 2017

PUNE: The heart and other vital organs of a brain-dead 22-year-old student were donated by his family to four patients in Mumbai and Pune. This is this year's first heart donation and the tenth since 2015.

The donated heart was successfully transplanted into a 29-year-old man suffering from end-stage heart disease at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

The final year student, a resident of Sangvi, met with an accident and was initially admitted to Medipoint Hospital. He was later shifted to Sahyadri Speciality Hospital in Deccan Gymkhana. But he did not respond to medication and was declared brain dead on February 24.

Soon after that, his family decided to donate his heart, liver, kidney, eyes and skin.

A green corridor was created around 9 pm on Friday evening from Sahyadri hospital to the Pune airport with the help of the zonal transplant coordination center (ZTCC) and the city's traffic police team. This was the first time that a heart was harvested at Sahyadri hospital.


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