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Multiple organs harvested from brain-dead youth in Coimbatore

- June 22, 2022

Chennai, June 22 (BPNS)

Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) in a statement on Wednesday said that multiple organs were harvested from a brain-dead youth on Tuesday.

The medical centre said that a youth, Dhineesh (22) hailing from Narosothipatty near Alagapuram in Salem district of Tamil Nadu met with an accident on June 18 and that he was admitted to the hospital.

After he was given preliminary treatment at a local hospital he was brought to KMCH on June 18th itself but on Monday, June 20, he was declared brain dead.

The hospital in the statement said that his parents, Venkateshwaran and Shanthi decided to donate his organs and signed the necessary papers.

Multi-organ transplant surgeons harvested the heart, kidneys, liver, eyes, skin, and bone from the cadaver. This was based on the guidelines from the Transplant Authority, Government of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN)

The hospital said that TRANSTAN allocated one kidney and liver to the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital where it was transplanted on two patients. The heart, the other kidney, eyes, skin, and bone were allocated to private hospitals in Coimbatore.