Brain dead youth’s organs donated

Published - December 04, 2022 07:52 pm IST - Salem

The family of a 26-year-old youth donated his organs after doctors declared him brain dead on Sunday.

M. Manikandan of Mallur was working in a sago factory in Salem. On November 30, while he was heading home after work, a lorry hit his bike at Kondalampatti. He sustained serious injuries and was admitted to the Salem Government Hospital. On Saturday, doctors declared that he was brain dead. Following this, his parents came forward to donate his organs. Based on their consent, doctors harvested the organs on Sunday.

Salem Government Hospital Dean Valli Sathyamoorthy said one kidney was transplanted to a patient in Salem and another was sent to an Erode hospital. The liver was sent to a hospital in Coimbatore and the heart and lungs were sent to Chennai.

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