R. Meenakshi Sundaram (49), a businessman of Anna Nagar here, recently suffered a serious head injury in an accident at Pudukottai.
He was rushed to the Government Hospital there for initial treatment.
Later, he was brought to the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) in the city and put on ventilator support.
But the neurosurgeons diagnosed his condition as irreversible brain stem death, and four independent medical experts confirmed this. The doctors explained to the patient’s family and kin the possibility and importance of cadaver transplant.
Dr.K.Sampathkumar, senior nephrologist, MMHRC, said in a press release on Wednesday that the family members gave their consent as Mr.Meenakshi Sundaram’s kidney, liver, heart and cornea could be transplanted to benefit others.
Then permission was obtained from the Coordinator of Organ Sharing Network of the Government of Tamil Nadu for organ transplantation.
Procurement of organs was completed by a team of doctors – Dr.Sampathkumar, urologist Dr.T.R.Murali and transplant surgeon Dr.Anand Khakar of Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
While one kidney was transplanted to a patient at the MMHRC, another kidney was sent to Kavery Medical Centre in Tiruchi. The liver and heart were airlifted to Chennai Apollo Hospital and Madras Medical Mission Hospital respectively.
The cornea was donated to Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, the release added.