Brain dead girl's organs donated in Tiruchirapalli

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Tiruchirapalli, Nov 13: The city-based ACB hospital has performed a multi-organ transplant from the cadaver of brain dead five-year-old girl, according to hospital's Nephrologist and transplant surgeon, S Vel Arvind.

He told newspersons here on Thursday, Nov 13 that this was the second such transplant the hospital had carried out in the district this month.

He said the girl, M Subhanandhini was declared 'brain dead' after seven months of intensive treatment for a condition called 'infiltrative brain stem glioma', a tumour which the doctors treating her found inoperable.

Her parents Manikandan and M Poonkodi hailing from Samayapuram near here, signed their acceptance to donate their daughter's vital organs three days ago Subhanandhini's eyes were transplanted to two recipients at a city-based eye hospital, kidneys to a 40-year-old person at ACB Hospital and the liver, harvested and sent to Narayanan Hrudayalaya in Bangalore to a nine-year-old girl, he said.

''All the transplant surgeries were successful and the recipients were doing well'', he said, adding as awareness for cadaver donation among people was on the rise, it was high time the city is equipped with multi-organ transplant facilities.

Choked with emotion, Mr Manikandan,the girl's father, who runs a mobile servicing store at Samayapuram, expressed hope that this would encourage more parents and relatives of 'brain dead' victims to give their consent for such donations.

Mrs Poongodi Manikandan said she and her husband drew solace from the fact that their daughter had given life to needy people, having suffered a great personal loss.


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