His liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and skin were harvested and sent for transplantation in different hospitals

Organs harvested from brain-dead TN man give new lease of life to sixRepresentational image
news Organ donation Friday, June 10, 2016 - 15:46

A 33-year old brain dead man's vital organs were harvested and transplanted in six needy patients today.

Malayan of Thumbalpatti village in Salem District, who suffered head injury in a fall from a two-wheeler on May 30, was declared brain dead at the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH), two days after his admission.

With the consent of his family members, the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs and skin were harvested and sent for transplanation in patients at different hospitals.

Malayan is survived by his wife Vijayakumari, two daughters and a son.

KMCH Chairman Dr.Nalla G.Palaniswami, appreciated the noble gesture of Vijayakumari in coming forward to donate the organs of her brain dead husband.

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