Brain-dead student gives new lease of life to nine

A teenage college student gave a new lease of life to nine people as his vital organs were transplanted on them in a hospital here on Friday.

The 18-year-old, B Ramkumar, had met with a motorcycle accident on October 8 and was taken to the government hospital here, given first aid and 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.

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