16th heart donated from Surat

  • | Saturday | 30th September, 2017

Donate Life has so far been involved in the donation of 224 kidneys, 89 livers, six pancreas, and 188 eyes. Dhorajia’s kidneys and liver were accepted by Ahmedabad-based Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) for transplantation later on Friday, Donate Life officials said. Officials of Donate Life, an organisation that works for organ donation in Surat, got in touch with his family and convinced them to donate his organs. Donate Life official said that Dhoraji’s heart travelled 269 km from Surat to Mumbai in 107 minutes and was transplanted into 42-year-old Mumbai resident Moinuddin Shaikh at Global Hospital in Mumbai. “The family members agreed to donate his heart and other organs since they felt that his organs would give a new life to several people,” Nilesh Mandlewala, president of Donate Life, said.

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