Rising number of deceased organ donations in Mumbai
Mumbai city witnessed a boost to organ donation and transplantation amidst the COVID pandemic situation. The city recorded two deceased organ donations within 24 hours, with seven patients benefiting from a life-saving transplant after families agreed to donate their deceased loved ones’ organs at Jaslok Hospital, Pedder Road and MGM Hospital, Vashi. This follows four donations in a 44 hour-period between 3rd and 4th March 2021, taking the tally to 11 donations till mid-March 2021. There were 30 donations in 2020 and 79 in 2019, reported Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), Mumbai (www.ztccmumbai.org).
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