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24-Year-Old Undergoes a Double Organ Transplant of the Heart and Liver at Fortis Hospital, Mumbai

  • A 24-year-old man underwent a double transplant of the heart and the liver in a single surgery at Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai.
  • The organ was donated from a 40-year-old brain dead woman who underent brain stroke and was declared dead by the time she was taken to the hospital.
  • The patient was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis.
  • While the donor heart was extracted by the head of cardiac transplant team, Dr Anvay Mulay, the donor liver was extracted by Dr Rakesh Rai, senior consultant and hepato-pancreatic-biliary and transplant surgeon.
  • Both the transplants were successfully performed by the respective surgeons in a 14 hour long surgery.
  • The lungs and kidney harvested from the cadaverous donor helped to save three other lives.
  • The lungs were donated to a patient at Apollo Hospital, Chennai whereas her two kidneys provided life to patients at INS Ashwini in Colaba and Jaslok Hospital.   

 

Source: Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 04-Mar-2018

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

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