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Brain dead man’s organs save 5 lives, donated kidneys, liver, corneas

Suresh met with an accident on January 16 and sustained serious head injuries following which he was admitted to JIPMER in Puducherry.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2018 19:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Puducherry
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The organs of a 25-year-old brain dead man were harvested and transplanted on five people.(Shutterstock)

Five persons got a new lease of life after the organs of a 25-year-old brain dead man were harvested and transplanted on them.

Suresh met with an accident on January 16 and sustained serious head injuries following which he was admitted to JIPMER in Puducherry.

Subsequently, he was declared brain dead and his family informed of it.

After getting the consent of his family members, both the kidneys, liver and the two corneas were harvested on January 18, Nodal Officer of National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) in JIPMER, Sreejith Parameswaran said in a release today.

Five patients in JIPMER got the kidneys, liver and two corneas, it said.

Director of JIPMER S C Parija said all the patients who underwent transplant are recovering well.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 19:02 IST