Brain dead gives life to 5 through organ donation

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Coimbatore, Aug 5: A 24-year old 'brain dead' man provided new lease of life to five persons by donating his organs for the needy patients.

Aswin of Mettupalayam in the district met with a road accident while he was on a two wheeler on August 2 following which he was admitted to K G Hospital here.

However, he did not respond to the treatment and was declared 'brain dead' after scans revealed significant dysfunction of the brain, hospital chairman G Bhakthavatsalam said.

Multi-organ harvesting was performed at the hospital after getting consent from the Aswin's parents and one kidney each was given to K G Hospital and PSG Hospital, liver to PSG hospital and two eyes to Sankara Eye Hospital, all in Coimbatore, today, he said.

PTI

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