The organs of a brain-dead government servant were successfully harvested and transplanted by doctors of Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC).
According to a press release from the hospital, 62-year-old Raju, a former government servant, met with an accident on February 11 and sustained injuries in his head. He was given first-aid at a private hospital in Othakadai and was then referred to MMHRC, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. He was declared brain-dead on February 14.
Tests showed that other organs such as kidney, liver, and eyes were functioning well.
The doctors explained Mr. Raju’s condition to his wife and children and suggested that they donate his organs. They whole-heartedly agreed to it.
On February 14, a team of doctors from the hospital performed a five-hour-long surgery. The liver was transplanted to a patient at MMHRC. A kidney was donated to the Tirunelveli Kidney Care Centre and the eyes to Aravind Eye Hospital, said the release.