The Jeevandan Cadaver Transplantation Programme has witnessed as many 769 donations
The Jeevandan Cadaver Transplantation Programme has witnessed as many 769 donations translating into 2,081 organs since 2013.
According to data, a bulk of these organs comprise kidneys (1,211), followed by livers (729) and hearts (102). This year saw as many as 102 organ donations, of which 56 were kidneys.
According to a press release issued on Thursday, the kin of a 21-year-old youth, who succumbed to injuries after a road accident, agreed to donating his organs.
The donor, identified as Komire Naveen, who was a resident of Gowreddipeta village in Peddapalli district, met with a road accident on August 31. He was rushed to a private hospital and later moved to Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad branch, for treatment.
However, he was declared brain-dead on September 8. After a Jeevandan coordinator counselled his parents, they consented to donate his organs. Five organs, including two kidneys, a liver and two corneas were donated.
Jeevandan expressed gratitude to the family of Mr. Naveen for having saved lives of those in need of organ transplantation.