Kochi: Seven people got a new lease of life after the family of a 25-year-old man, declared brain-dead after an accident, donated his vital organs.
Vishnu G Krishnan, a welder and sole breadwinner of his family, was declared brain-dead on Monday after his motorcycle collided with another bike at Danapady near his home on September 11. He is survived by his 54-year-old mother Omana and a sister Veena.
Krishnan was first rushed to the Government Hospital, Harippad and later to the Government Medical College, Alappuzha. He was then shifted to VPS Lakeshore after his condition started deteriorating. But he was declared brain dead by doctors on Monday evening.
“(Mr) Vishnu died at a very young age. The family decided to donate his organs as it will help give a new lease of life to those who were looking for organs,” the welder’s sister-in-law S Satyajit said.
Vishnu’s brother and S Satyajit’s husband Shyam Mohan took the initiative to donate his organs.
The left kidney was transplanted to Ratheesh Kumar of Pathanamthitta at VPS Lakeshore and right kidney to one Pavanan at Government Medical College, Kottayam.
The small intestine was transplanted into Anoop Antony, a native of Palluruthy, at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, the liver to Jojo Jacob (56) of Kottayam, at Aster Medicity and heart to Sister Jolly George (57) of Palluruthy at Lisie Hospital.
The corneas were donated to the eye bank at Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly and were transplanted into two other people.
The recipients were selected from those registered with ‘Mrithasanjeevani’ (Kerala Network for Organ Sharing), an online transplant registry of patients on waiting list for kidney, liver, heart and pancreas transplants in the state initiated by the state government.