Organs of an accident victim donated


Team Udayavani, Dec 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

Udupi: Organs of an accident victim was harvested and later transported to benefit six patients through a ‘green corridor’ here on Thursday.

Kasturi (36), a resident of Bennekudru, Barkur in sustained serious injuries when the car she was travelling in met with an accident at Kota Mooru Kai on Tuesday.

She was rushed to KMC Manipal hospital but did not respond to the treatment. She succumbed to the head injuries and her family decided to donate her organs to the ones in need.

Meanwhile, the hospital authorizes found the right beneficiaries for organ transplantation.

Kasturi’s heart valve, liver, kidneys and corneas were donated to patients awaiting organ transplants in different hospitals.

As per the protocols and decisions of the Jeeva Saarthakathe (formerly Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation – ZCCK), one kidney would be donated for an identified patient in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, and the second kidney for a patient at Father Mullers Hospital, Mangaluru, the liver to a patient in A.J. Hospital, Mangaluru, and heart valves to a patient at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru.

A cornea each would be transplanted to two patients identified in Kasturba Hospital, the release said.

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