The first organ donation of 2013 took place here on Thursday and Friday, after the organs of a 36-year-old male donor were harvested, according to a release from the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka (ZCCK).

Nanda Kumar’s kidneys, liver and corneas were donated with his family’s consent. After the doctors declared Nanda Kumar brain dead, ZCCK coordinator Patricia Viego visited his residence to seek consent of his parents. “The parents were willing to donate the entire body. However, his brother was not keen. Therefore, only his organs were donated,” the release added.