Brain-dead patient 'donates' organs

Brain-dead patient 'donates' organs

An employee in a private company, Raju was travelling home after work had skidded off his bike in Hosur and died of head injuries.  

Raju's brother-in-law, Govinda told Deccan Herald that Raju had severely damaged his head and his CT scan report said that his brain was non-functional. "A team of doctors at the hospital conducted various tests and concluded that Raju was surviving only on ventilator.
They convinced Raju's family to donate his organs so that he could live on in another person," he said.

Govinda, who deals with medical equipment knew about organ donation and cadaver transplants. "I was aware about organ transplants and convinced Raju's family to oblige with the doctors suggestion," he said.

Raju was married only 11 months back and his wife is now five months pregnant. It was a  Herculean task to convince his wife to the donation.

 When Raju's body reached his home in Choodasamudram, Hosur, the residents gave a martyr’s funeral, with his body being taken in a procession.

Raju's heart was transplanted to a 31-year-old man at Narayana Hrudayalay. A 65-year-old woman in Manipal Hospital and a 49-year-old man from Sagar Hospital received the kidneys. His liver was donated to a 42-year-old man from Global Hospitals and his corneas were given to Narayana Nethralaya Eye Bank.