A 22-year-old youth from Mumbai, who was declared brain dead in city's N M Virani Wockhardt hospital, gave a new lease of life to five persons by donating his eyes, kidneys and liver.
"Five persons got new lease of life as two kidneys, two eyes (corneas) and the liver of Lomesh Patel of Mumbai were given to them," Manhar Majithiya, media manager of the hospital, told PTI.
Lomesh Patel, a resident of Powai in Mumbai, had met with an accident on April 19 in Ahmedabad where he was to attend a family function.
"Lomesh sustained severe injury in his brain and was brought to our hospital on April 25 after being given primary treatment at Gandhidham hospital," Majithiya said. "After three-day treatment at the Rajkot hospital, Lomesh was declared brain dead on April 28," he added.
Lomesh's father Karmanbhai Patel had rushed to Rajkot from Mumbai and agreed to donate organs of his son.
The hospital had then called a special ambulance from Ahmedabad to take the organs, Majithiya said, adding, later the organs were successfully transplanted.