Organs harvested and transplanted from Chennai road accident victim

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CHENNAI: The organs of a 28-year-old brain dead patient, who was admitted to a private hospital at Vanagaram in Chennai, was harvested and transplanted to those in need of organs on Tuesday.

Sundaram, a civil engineer residing at Virugambakkam, got married to a nurse in April and the couple was expecting a child. On Monday morning, Sundaram was on his way to work on his two-wheeler when he met with an accident near Porur.

Passersby who witnessed the accident immediately rushed him to Apollo Hospitals in Vanagaram. Doctors who ran tests on him declared him brain dead the same day. Grief counsellors were called in to speak to the family.

“The counsellors spoke to the donor’s parents, his brother and his wife. Since she is a nurse, his wife was very understanding about the concept of organ donation. They all generously agreed to donate his organs even in their time of grief,” said a doctor at the hospital.

The transplant team set to work by Tuesday evening and harvested the liver, kidneys, eyes and two heart valves. His liver was split into two and the same patient who received one lobe of liver received one of the kidneys as well. The other lobe of liver and kidney were given to two different patients.

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