Coimbatore: Organs of brain dead girl donated

Coimbatore, Apr 28: Vital organs of a teenaged girl, who was declared brain dead after a road accident, were harvested at a private hospital and transplanted to patients on Wednesday.

16-year-old Malini had suffered serious head injuries in the accident at Udumalpet in Tirupur district on April 25 and was under treatment at the Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH), a KMCH release said.

Organ donation

She was declared brain dead the next day and her parents volunteered to donate her organs, the release said.

Her lung was sent to Frontier Life Line Hospital in Chennai and liver and kidneys were transplanted in patients in KMCH, while eyes were donated to Aravind Eye Hospital in the city, it said.

"Our child was highly talented and she scored 476 marks in the 10th board examination. Her loss is unbearable to our family. By donating her organs, we feel that it would at least help someone to live their life fully" the release quoted Malini's father Kalimuthu, a farmer, and mother Velumani, as having said.


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