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Coimbatore: 54-year old brain dead worker's organs harvested on 3 patients


Coimbatore, Jun 26: Three persons got a new lease of life after the vital organs of a 54-year-old brain dead textile worker were transplanted on them on Saturday.

54-year-old Ravi was hit by a two-wheeler, when he was returning home in nearby Tirupur on June 23 and rushed to a private hospital with severe head injuries.


After first-aid he was admitted to the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) here the next day. As he did not respond to treatment, a team of doctors from Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital as well as KMCH examined him and declared him brain dead that evening, a KMCH release said.

Ravi's wife gave consent to donate the organs of her husband and the heart and two kidneys were harvested this morning.

While the kidneys were transplanted on two patients at KMCH, the heart was transplanted on a patient at Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai, the release added.


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