Deceased donation in Mumbai after COVID-19 lockdown
Mumbai has had two deceased donors since the lockdown due to COVID-19. The Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), Mumbai said that the first deceased donation took place on 25th March 2020 after the nationwide lockdown was announced. The state of Maharashtra announced special transplant guidelines during COVID thereafter. The second deceased donor was a 61-year-old woman, Shaila Dhargawe from Ulhasnagar, who became brain dead after she met with an accident on 10th June 2020. Dr. S. K. Mathur, President, ZTCC, Mumbai said that since she had an organ donor card and had pledged to donate her organs her children were keen to fulfill their mother's wish. Her liver was retrieved at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan on 15th June 2020 and transplanted to a patient with end-stage liver disease. The other organs were not retrieved since there were no Recipients.
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