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Brain-dead Kerala welder gives new lease of life to seven people

india Updated: Sep 16, 2016 18:41 IST
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The recipients of the organs were selected from the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing, an online transplant registry of patients on the waiting list for transplants.(Shutterstock/representative photo)

Seven people got a new lease of life after the family a 25-year-old man, declared brain-dead after an accident, donated his vital organs.

Vishnu G Krishnan, a welder and lone breadwinner of his family, was declared brain-dead on Monday after his motorcycle collided with another bike at Danapady near his home on September 11.

He is survived by his 54-year-old mother Omana and a sister Veena.

Krishnan was first rushed to the Government Hospital, Harippad and later to Government Medical College, Alappuzha.

He was then shifted to VPS Lakeshore after his condition started deteriorating. But he was declared brain dead by the doctors on Monday evening.

“Vishnu died at a very young age. The family decided to donate his organs as it will help give a new lease of life to those who were looking for organs,” said S Satyajit,a relative of the deceased.

It was Vishnu’s sibling and her husband Shyam Mohan, who took the initiative for donating the organs.

The left kidney was transplanted into Ratheesh Kumar of Pathanamthitta at VPS Lakeshore and right kidney into one Pavanan at Government Medical College, Kottayam.

The small intestine was transplanted into Anoop Antony, a native of Palluruthy, at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, liver into Jojo Jacob (56) of Kottayam, at Aster Medicity and heart into Sister Jolly George (57) of Palluruthy at Lisie Hospital.

The corneas were donated to the eye bank of Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly and were transplanted into two more people.

The recipients were selected from those registered in ‘Mrithasanjeevani’ (Kerala Network for Organ Sharing), an online transplant registry of patients on waiting list for kidney, liver, heart and pancreas transplants in the state initiated by the state government.