Close relatives of two persons, who died in separate road accidents in twin cities, have donated organs of the deceased to the needy. The organs of the departed, Venkatesam (60) and final year engineering student A. Ratnakar, were harvested and sent to various hospitals for recipients.

Venkatesam, a businessman, was declared brain dead after he sustained grievous head injuries in an accident. The grief counsellors of Mohan Foundation convinced his relatives to donate the organs and give fresh lease of life to others. The organ donation of the businessman was the 100 {+t} {+h} donation for Mohan Foundation in the State. In a press release on Wednesday, CEO of Mohan Foundation, K. Raghuram said that so far a total of 101 organ donations have been completed in the State by the foundation.

The young engineering student, Ratnakar met with an accident while on his way to engineering college at Bachupally. The student was shifted to KIMS where the doctors declared him brain dead. “Ratnakar's relatives wanted to see the boy alive even after his death. They accepted to donate his organs readily,” Mr. Raghuram said. The engineering student's heart, liver and kidneys were donated.