Multiple organs harvested from brain dead youth in Coimbatore

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Chennai, June 22

Multiple organs were harvested from a brain-dead youth, a medical centre said on Wednesday.

The Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) said that a youth, Dhineesh (22) hailing from Narosothipatty near Alagapuram in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, met with an accident on June 18 and was admitted to the hospital.

After he was given preliminary treatment at a local hospital he was brought to KMCH on June 18 but on June 20, he was declared brain dead.

The hospital in the statement said that his parents, Venkateshwaran and Shanthi decided to donate his organs and signed the necessary papers.

Multi-organ transplant surgeons harvested the heart, kidneys, liver, eyes, skin, and bone from the cadaver on Tuesday. This was based on the guidelines from the Transplant Authority, Government of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN).

The hospital said that TRANSTAN allocated one kidney and liver to the Kovai Medical Center and Hospital where they were transplanted on two patients. The heart, the other kidney, eyes, skin, and bone were allocated to private hospitals in Coimbatore.


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