Organ donation and transplantation provides a second chance at life for thousands of people each year.India face huge gap in demand and supply of Hearts for transplantation. This is due to various reasons

  • Finding a donor for heart is the main issue in the country.

  • Lack of awareness and improper infrastructure facilities are the main reasons behind the existing scenario.

  • Administrative hurdles and conservative mindset further affect organ transplantation scenario in India.

  • Lack of a centralized registry for heart donation acts as another major hurdle for the people to donate heart or get data about donors.


India currently follows a very loose version of the ‘opt-in’ framework. Under this framework, harvesting of hearts is only done after the donor explicitly agrees to it. Countries such as the US, UK, Germany, and Netherlands have a ‘family consent’ system in place which helps raise the number of donors.

Even having some difficulty few state perform well in organ donation. Tamil Nadu state has topped in organ donation in the country by harvesting organs which includes heart of 683 persons and donating them to over 3000 beneficiaries. The success of the voluntarily organ donation in the state has been attributed of Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu (TATN) which was established in 2008. The TATN had played pivotal role in streamlining organ transplantation in the state. We can replicate the same model in other states also.


Government is trying to achieve this gap by various schemes which are as follows-

  • Signing a donor card is the first step in making your wishes about donation known. A donor card is not a legal document but an expression of one’s willingness to donate. Several new initiatives have come up to facilitate smoother and better transplants, and hasten the process of organ retrieval.

  • The Green Corridor concept is a great idea as it involves the unhindered transport of an organ to the hospital, through a series of alerts at traffic junctions, airports and so on.The first successful Heart Transplant Surgery in Mumbai on Aug 3, 2015 was successful with the help of Green Corridor.

The Government passed the Transplantation of Human Organ Act (THO) in 1994 which made unrelated transplants illegal and deceased donation a legal option with the acceptance of brain death. This is done at macro level. few well known dignitaries contributing at micro level in various cities. Still, most of the people are not aware about the doctors for Heart Transplant Surgery in Mumbai. Few examples of dignitary which contributed in Heart Transplant Surgery in Mumbai are as follows:

Dr. Suresh Joshi

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Cardiothoracic Surgery)


Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia

(MBBS, MS - Surgery, MCh - Cardiothoracic Surgery)


Dr. V. Ravishankar

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery)


Dr. Bhasker Semitha

(MBBS, MS, MCh - Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon)


Dr. Arun P Mehra



Dr. CJ Hemant Kumar

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiac Surgery)


Dr. Kaushal Kumar Pandey

(MBBS, MS, MCh - Thoracic Surgery)


Dr. Sudhansu S. Bhattacharya

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh)


Dr. Umakanth M Patil

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery)


Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi

(MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh)


For treatment let one of the best Cardiovascular Surgeon in Mumbai handle or Heart Transplant Surgery in Mumbai it with ease.

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