For the first-time under the State-run Jeevandan scheme, total heart transplantation surgery from a deceased donor to a needy patient was conducted successfully. Relatives of the youngster, Sai Teja Nimmagadda, who was gravely injured in a road accident at Lakdikapul flyover in the wee hours of Sunday, donated his organs in the hope of benefiting needy patients.
The parents and siblings of Sai Teja were not disappointed as doctors have managed to take up transplant surgeries for a heart, two kidneys and liver.
According to Jeevandan officials, the complete heart transplantation was conducted at Apollo Hospitals and recipient of the heart was in a stable condition.
An employee of ADP, Somajiguda and a rugby player in the Elite Football League of India, Sai Teja had received severe brain injuries in a road accident at Lakdikapul. The trauma victim was first rushed to Global Hospitals and later to Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad.
The relatives of Sai Teja, who were approached by the counsellors of State-run Jeevandan organ donation scheme, agreed to donate organs to needy patients. “The accident took place at around 3 a.m. on Sunday. He was a talented person and we thought it would be fitting to donate organs in his memory,” said Sai Krishna, brother of Sai Teja.
Doctors at Yashoda Hospital said that Sai Teja lost consciousness immediately after the accident and due to the severity of the brain injuries, despite all out efforts, could not be revived.
The attending doctor from Yashoda Hospital, Dr.B. Rajesh said that Sai Teja was declared brain dead on Monday (November 11).
Kin of Sai Teja, who was declared brain dead after he met an accident, donated his heart, kidneys and liver