Navi Mumbai : Surgeons at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi conducted 1 st Kidney Transplant on a 56yr old male, from Bhiwandi, who was suffering from End-stage Renal Disease. The transplant became possible when a 66yr old female, admitted at the hospital, was declared brain dead following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Brain Hemorrhage). The recipient was on dialysis for over a year and was wait-listed for over three months. A Kidney transplant surgery was absolutely essential to save his life.
The family, upon counselling, consented to donate their kin’s organs, saving lives of three deserving recipients by donating Kidneys and Liver; the Corneas were sent to an Eye Bank. The team that harvested the Kidney and transplanted it into the recipient, comprised of Dr Sumit Mehta, Consultant Urologist & Transplant Surgeon, Dr Ramesh Mahajan, Consultant Urologist & Transplant surgeon and Dr Atul Ingale, Nephrologist, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. Speaking about the transplant surgery, Dr Sumit Mehta said, “The recipient is now stable and has been moved to the Intensive Care Unit. Next 48-72 hours will be critical and we will monitor the patient’s condition round the clock”.
On the occasion of the hospitals 1st Kidney transplant surgery Dr Bipin Chevale, Zonal Director, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi & S L Raheja Hospital, Mumbai, said, “We are very proud of our team of our Renal Transplant Surgeons, our Nephrologist and the kin of the donor, who made this transplant a reality. The spirited donor family has helped save and enrich lives of many deserving patients, this golden example will encourage many more families to follow suit we are indebted to them. This progressive development is a fruition of our efforts towards building momentum for Organ Donation and we will, with our transplant team, continue on our endeavor to save and enrich the lives of wait-listed recipients”.
This transplant was made possible with support from the donor’s family, Medical Social Workers, team of clinicians at the hospital and Dr Sujata Patwardhan, General Secretary, Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee, who worked relentlessly to make this transplant happen.