The kidneys were sent to Jaslok Hospital to save the lives of two renal failure patients while the liver went to Global Hospital for transplantation.

Doctors at Saifee Hospital had on January 5 declared an old-aged man 'brain-dead' after which his family decided to donate his kidneys and liver.

In the case of organs failure, the graph of which is going to be hyperbolic in India, the transplantation is deemed to be only last ray of life. Medical fraternity advocates for the promotion of organ donation that could be a saviour of life for the people in distress.

The doctors are of opinion that large-scale efforts should be put in for public awareness regarding organ donation of brain death patients. Chennai leads in the list of cadaver donors and manages over 80 such cases every year.

The Maharashtra government started a slew of measures to encourage cadaver donation after the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on August 15, 2012 as doctors failed to find a compatible liver on time.

If a patient is declared brain dead, important organs like heart, kidneys, liver, lungs and pancreas could be harvested. Donation of an entire body could be a great help for needy patients.

Transplantation of Human Organs Amendment Act, 2011 says that the treating physicians will have to check the patient for being brain dead and if they found so they should counsel the family  members for organ donation.

As per records, Chennai currently handles approx 80 cases of cadaver donors each year. Mumbai, however, witnessed 36 and 71 such cases in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

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