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Marengo CIMS Reaches Milestone with Five Organ Donations in One Day, Saving Five Lives

  • The family of the donor rises beyond grief to donate organs to save multiple lives, five organs donated to save lives five lives on a single day
  • The hospital is a regional Centre of Excellence for organ transplants such as heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and bone marrow and carries the reputation of conducting the first-ever heart transplant in Gujarat and the first-ever lung transplant

 Ahmedabad: Monday, 26th June 2024: Marengo CIMS Hospital successfully coordinated the donation of five organs, resulting in five life-saving transplants in a single day. This achievement underscores the hospital’s reputation as a Center of Excellence for Organ Transplants. the hospital conducts as many as five organ transplants under the same roof such as heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and bone marrow.

The patient, a 35-year-old, resident of Bhabhar, Gujarat lost his life in a road accident and was declared brain dead by the doctors. The team of counsellors connected with the deceased’s family who agreed to the utmost humane act of donating the organs of their loved one. The family of the donor who was referred to as a patient at Marengo CIMS Hospital, exhibited extraordinary generosity and compassion, providing a second chance at life for those in critical need of transplants.

Retrieving organs from a deceased donor and transplanting them to recipients demands the highest level of coordination of medical and support teams. The patient’s heart, kidneys, liver, and cornea were successfully harvested, and resulted in saving lives of multiple recipients, underscoring the critical importance and impact of organ donation. Four successful transplants (1 Heart, 2 Kidneys, 1 Liver) were conducted by a dedicated team of 35-40 doctors and 30 paramedical staff, with expertise to ensure the best outcomes for the recipients at Marengo CIMS Hospital.

Dr Dhiren Shah, Director, Heart Transplant & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS), Marengo CIMS Hospital says, ” Achieving our 52nd heart transplant, along with the remarkable coordination of five organ donations resulting in four life-saving transplants in a single day, highlights the dedication and expertise of our clinical excellence team at Marengo CIMS Hospital. This milestone underscores the profound impact of organ donation and the invaluable gift of life it represents. We are deeply grateful to the donors and their families for their ultimate act of humanity, which continues to inspire and save lives. At Marengo CIMS, we remain committed to advancing transplant medicine and fostering a community of hope and healing.”

Dr Keyur Parikh, Chairman, Marengo CIMS Hospital says, “Marengo CIMS Hospital’s achievement of five organ donations, resulting in four lives saved, is a powerful testament to the synergy of compassion and medical excellence. This extraordinary accomplishment reflects our steadfast commitment to cutting-edge healthcare and the incredible generosity of donors and their families. We are immensely proud of our team’s dedication and the community’s support, which enable us to make a significant impact on patients’ lives. This milestone reinforces our mission to advance the field of organ transplantation and continue saving lives through the gift of donation.

Dr Raajiv Singhal, Managing Director & Group CEO, Marengo Asia Hospital says, “Organ donation represents the pinnacle of human compassion, where families overcome their grief to offer the gift of life to multiple recipients. We commend the millions of families who have shown such remarkable courage.

This act of generosity comes with the responsibility to honor it with clinical precision and exceptional surgical expertise. Marengo CIMS Hospital has consistently demonstrated this commitment in organ transplants, earning recognition as a Center of Excellence for these advanced procedures. We remain steadfast in our ‘Patient First’ philosophy, continually striving to improve clinical outcomes and elevate the standards of care.”

We are thankful to Mr Dilip Deshmukh, Angdan Charitable Trust, and Thakkar Community for their generous support and contributions. Marengo CIMS Hospital continues to create awareness of the advocacy of organ donation and participation in organ donation programs, aiming to reduce the waiting list for transplants and save more lives in the future.

Organ donation is a profound act of generosity that has the power to transform lives. By choosing to become an organ donor, individuals can provide a second chance at life for those in desperate need of transplants. It is a selfless decision that not only saves lives but also offers hope and renewed health to recipients and their families. We encourage everyone to consider becoming an organ donor, as each donation has the potential to make a lasting and meaningful difference. Together, we can create a legacy of life and healing for future generations.

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