Hosp staffer donates brain-dead son's organs to save 3 lives
24 Oct, 2017

facebookTwitter LinkdinGoogle Plus

A 21-year-old brain-dead man's liver and kidneys were donated to save three lives by his mother, who is employed with a private hospital in Mira Road. His eyes too were donated.

On October 20, at 7.30pm, Pratik Uchil, a resident of Mira Road, was riding pillion with a friend. The rider lost control of the two-wheeler on Kashimira flyover and skid. Pratik, who was employed with a travel agency in Malad, fell on the road and was run over by a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. He was not wearing a helmet.

Pratik was taken to the nearby Orbit Hospital and later moved to Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road, where doctors declared him brain dead on Saturday . Pratik's mother Rupa, who has been working in the billing department of Wockhardt Hospital since five years, decided to donate his organs. Hospital authorities said Rupa was aware of the organ donation drive after an awareness programme was held at the hospital.

The city has seen 50 cadaver donations so far this year. Crusaders of organ donation are hopeful that it will breach the record number of 58 donations last year.

Other News


  • Woman saves husband by donating part of her liver
    20 Mar, 2018
  • Healthcare Provision Positive for Industry
    02 Feb, 2018
  • 35 liver recipients, donors to take part in (Mumbai Marathon) Dream Run representing Wockhardt Hospital SOBO
    17 Jan, 2018
  • Infant swallows pin,saved after surgery
    01 Dec, 2017
  • Wockhardt's hat-trick of Green Corridor
    28 Nov, 2017
  • Ambulance driver saves South Bombay biker hurt due to pothole
    09 Oct, 2017
  • Mumbai docs gives hope to Yemeni Children with cerebral palsy.
    09 Oct, 2017
  • 78-year-old brain-dead man gives a new life to two
    17 Sep, 2017
  • Senior citizen desk inaugurated at the Wockhardt Hospital, Nashik
    08 Sep, 2017