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Brain dead engineering student’s organs save 6 lives

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016,12:23 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Coimbatore | A 21-year-old brain dead engineering student from this city has provided a new lease of life to six persons by donating his organs.

21-year old Rajini, hailing from Selampattu village in Villupuram district and doing his BE final year in Kumaraguru College of Technology here, met with an accident on July 10 at nearby Avanashi while coming to college. He was thrown off his two-wheeler and hit his head on the road divider. He was taken to Government Hospital for first aid and was shifted to Kovai Medical Centre (KMCH) and Hospital for further treatment.

Though Rajini underwent various surgical and medical management, he did not respond much and was declared brain dead yesterday, a KMCH release said today. His father Ramasamy, a farmer and mother Alamelu came forward to donate their son’s organs despite their grief.

Doctors from KMCH and Governmentt Hospital here immediately completed the statutory requirement and harvested heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, eyes and skin of Rajini today.

While Liver and a kidney were transplanted (combined) at KMCH, heart and lungs were sent to private hospitals at Chennai, another kidney, skin and eyes were sent to other private hospitals in the city.

Our son was an active blood donor .His loss is unbearable to our family. By donating his organs, we felt that it would help at least someone to live their life fully. So, we wholeheartedly accepted to donate his organs, the release quoting Ramasamy said.

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