For the third day in a row, there was a cadaver donation in the city, bringing the count to 35 donors this year.
A senior citizen, father of a paan and paani-puri stall owner, passed away at Nanavati Hospital, and his liver, both kidneys and cornea were donated.
The deceased, Basantram Gupta, was declared brain dead on July 23.
“It was the collective decision of my brother and sister that his organs be donated to patients in need. We believe that my father will live on through all the people who benefit through the transplant of his organs,” said son Shivprasad Gupta who runs a tiny stall.
According to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC), Gupta’s liver was transplanted into a 17-year-old boy at KEM hospital and his cornea was donated to Roshni Eye Bank.
A patient waitlisted for a kidney transplant for seven years finally got a fresh lease of life when Gupta’s kidney was offered to him. Nagesh Mode, 62, had been taking support of dialysis for over seven years to fight chronic kidney failure. A team of three doctors operated on him at Nanavati Hospital.