The organs of a 28-year-old man, who was declared brain dead in a private hospital in nearby Erode, will give a new lease of life to five persons, after his family donated them. After getting the parents’ consent, the deceased K Venkatachalam was brought to Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) here and a team of doctors from KMCH and government hospital harvested the liver, both kidneys and eyes, a hospital release said Saturday.
While the liver and kidneys were transplanted at KMCH, the eyes were sent to a private hospital in this city. Venkatachalam, hailing from Salem district had an accident, on December seven, in which he had suffered serious head injuries. Though he was taken to the KMCH in nearby Erode, he was declared brain dead.
As his father Kandasamy, a farmer and mother Sarojini of Thathapuram Village, Salem district, stood clueless, local panchayat president, Arasimathaiyan, advised them to go for organ donation, it said.