Two brain-dead patients give new lease of life to 13 people


Team Udayavani, Aug 24, 2019, 6:11 PM IST

Bengaluru: Families of two people who were declared brain-dead have decided to donate their organs to over 13 people, a private hospital in Bengaluru said on Saturday.

In one case, a 21-year-old daily wage worker met with an accident near here and was declared brain-dead, and his family took the noble decision of going ahead with organ donation.

A team of doctors at Fortis harvested five organs – a kidney and liver were sent to its Bannerghatta Road unit, the heart to its Fortis’ Chennai unit, another kidney to INU Hospital and the corneas to Nethradhama eye hospital, said a statement from Fortis.

In the other, a 30-year-old woman, who met with an accident near Chitradurga district and was shifted to Fortis hospital, Bannerghatta Road here, for further treatment was declared brain-dead by the doctors.

Following this, her family decided to donate her organs.

The team at Fortis harvested eight organs – a kidney and liver were allocated to Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road, the heart valve to Manipal hospitals, corneas to Minto hospital, lungs to Fortis Malar, Chennai, another kidney to JSS Hospitals, Mysore, and small intestines along with abdominal wall to Apollo Hospital, Chennai, the statement added.

By donating organs of their loved ones, the families turned their grief into the gift of life for 13 people, Fortis said.

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