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Updated: July 11, 2013 11:58 IST

Man loses life, but saves six

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K. Annamalai
K. Annamalai

A 39-year-old person who got married just a month ago and was going to a Notary Public to get his marriage certificate attested met with a serious accident that left him brain dead. Despite the tragic circumstances, his family consented to donate his body organs and has saved six persons.

K. Annamalai, a resident of Mangalam in Vellore district, was riding pillion on a motorcycle driven by his friend on Monday when his friend lost control of the vehicle, which skidded on the road near Meenakshipuram near Pollachi.

Annamalai suffered severe head injuries and was initially taken to a hospital nearby and was later shifted to the K.G. Hospitals on the same day. His friend suffered minor injuries.

He was declared ‘brain dead’ on Tuesday. C.B. Chandrasekaran, cadaver transplant coordinator, requested Annamalai’s kin to consider donating organs. Annamalai’s wife agreed to do so.

The multi-organ harvesting was performed by a team of doctors from K.G. Hospital, and Apollo, Chennai. While a kidney was donated to KG Hospitals, the other kidney was donated to Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, heart valves to Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, liver to Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, and the eyes to KG Eye Hospital.

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Respectful farewell to K. Annamalai. Wishing strength and courage to all his loved ones.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Jul 13, 2013 at 16:46 IST

God bless this gentleman , may his soul rest in peace.

from:  vivek
Posted on: Jul 12, 2013 at 07:54 IST

All praise to mrs Annamalai. Saving the life of six others is something great in one's life.
Her husband's loss is irreparable. But she has helped others and will be blessed by the

from:  C p Chandra das
Posted on: Jul 11, 2013 at 23:39 IST

Helmet could have saved his life. Wear helmet. You are wanted at home.

from:  Basker M
Posted on: Jul 11, 2013 at 17:54 IST
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