Navi Mumbai Brain-Dead Man Saves Three Lives

Both kidneys and liver donated to private hospitals after family’s consent

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Mahipal Singh, a 50-year-old resident of Kamothe, met with an accident on the Uran Highway in Navi Mumbai, on December 6, 2016. He was brought to Apollo Hospital in Uran, by a passerby, who found him in a very critical condition with several head injuries. But even though Mahipal Singh was brain dead, he managed to do what most people only wish to do. He was able to save the lives of three people.

A spokesperson of the hospital said, “We tried to provide him with all the possible treatment but he did not recover and eventually he was declared braindead on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.”

He added, “We then called his family and informed them about Singh’s death. The treating doctors educated the family about organ donation and with the support of the Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), the family finally agreed to donate his organs. His liver and both the kidneys are being transplanted at three private hospitals in Mumbai. His liver was given to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, while both the kidneys were given to Asian Heart Institute and Nair Hospital, respectively.”

Speaking to Bayside Journal, Dr Narendra D Trivedi, CEO of Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai said, “Mahipal Singh continues to be alive in these three individuals who received the organs. We sincerely thank the generosity of the family.”