Family donates brain-dead man's organs to save five lives

Family donates brain-dead man's organs to save five lives

The family of a man, who was declared brain-dead following an accident, donated his vital organs including his heart valves, kidneys and liver to five patients.

Chandru, 42, was an auto-driver by profession.

On Sunday, he was travelling in an overloaded autorickshaw seated next to the driver on Devanahalli-Bellur cross. When the driver applied a sudden brake to avoid a bus coming in front of them, Chandru fell out of the auto and injured his head.

He was taken to the BGS hospital in Bellur and was later referred to the Sparsh Hospital in the city. After diagnosis, a team of doctors declared him brain-dead on Monday.

Chandru's family was consulted and his wife Yashoda gave consent to donate his organs after she was counselled by co-ordinators from Jeevasarthakate, a government agency which coordinates organ transplantation.

Chandru gave new lease of life to five recipients, where one of his kidneys was given to the JSS Hospital, Mysuru and the other kidney and liver were given to the Sparsh Hospital, heart valves were given to the Narayana Hrudayalaya and corneas to the Narayana Nethralaya.

Jayanna, Chandru's brother-in-law said, as Chandru was sitting on the edge of the seat in the auto, and did not have proper support and fell.

“My brother-in-law was a simple man and had talked about helping others by donating eyes like Dr Rajkumar,” added Jayanna.