His family decided to donate his eyes, heart, pancreas, kidneys, oesophagus, liver and bone marrow.

Family of brain-dead man from Bengaluru donate his organs save 8 lives in New York
news Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 09:28

A brain-dead Bengaluru boy has given a new lease of life to eight people in New York. The decision of the Rajeev Naidu’s family to donate all his organs came after he was declared dead in Brooklyn Hospital Centre on Sunday, reported The Times of India

According to TOI, the 24-year-old was admitted to the hospital with lung infection on February 21 and was undergoing treatment under the care of his roommates. His family decided to donate his eyes, heart, pancreas, kidneys, oesophagus, liver and bone marrow.

Rajeev,who did  BE in Computer Information Science from PESIT University in 2014, had been pursuing his post-graduate degree in engineering from New York University in Washington Square South.

“My parents and I haven't seen Rajeev since he fell ill in February. We never expected this. My husband Jayanth has gone to the US to bring his body home. We are proud of whatever he did while he lived and equally proud of him for promoting a greater cause by donating his organs,“ said his elder sister Kruthika Purushottam, a techie with HP.

Rajeev’s body is expected to arrive on Thursday and the final rites would be performed on Friday.

This is an aggregated report from The Times of India

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