Published: 11th October 2019
Brain-dead student gives a new lease of life to nine people with the help of organ donation in Coimbatore
As he did not respond to the treatment, the student was declared brain-dead on October 10 and his parents Balasubramani and Supriya came forward to donate his organs
A teenage college student gave a new lease of life to nine people as his vital organs were transplanted on them in a hospital in Coimbatore on Friday.
The 18-year-old did his first year B Ramkumar had met with a motorcycle accident on October 8 and was taken to the government hospital here, given first aid and was taken to the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) for specialised treatment.
As he did not respond to the treatment, the student was declared brain-dead on October 10 and his parents Balasubramani and Supriya came forward to donate his organs, a KMCH press release said.
Accordingly, the surgeons harvested the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, eyes, skin and bone of Ramkumar. While the liver and a kidney were transplanted at KMCH, the other kidney, eyes, skin and bone were sent to private Hospitals here, with the heart & lungs sent to another private hospital in Chennai, it said.
The family felt proud that his organs gave a new lease of lives to nine needy people the release said.
Earlier, in 2012, a 13-year-old girl who died from a brain aneurysm had helped a record eight different people, including five children, through organ donation. Jemima Layzell, from Somerset, donated her heart, pancreas, lungs, kidneys, small bowel and liver. Her heart, small bowel, and pancreas were transplanted into three different people while two people received her kidneys. Her liver was split and transplanted into a further two people, and both of her lungs were transplanted into one patient.