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Brain dead engineer gives new lease of life to four

PTI
Published Jan 19, 2016, 9:02 pm IST
Updated Jan 19, 2016, 9:02 pm IST
The engineer died in a road accident and his father volunteered to donate his vital organs.
V Anandraj was declared brain dead after being critically injured in a road accident.
 V Anandraj was declared brain dead after being critically injured in a road accident.

Coimbatore: A brain dead young engineer has given new lease of life to four persons who were transplanted with vital organs harvested from him.

28-year old V Anandraj, a civil engineer with a private construction company, was critically injured in a road accident in Tirupur district on January 16 while heading to his native Aaiyakudi village on a two-wheeler.

 

Doctors at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) here, where he was being treated, declared him brain dead on January 18 and his father Vijayaraghavan volunteered to donate the organs, a KMCH release said.

A team of doctors from Government Hospital here and KMCH harvested two kidneys, liver, and skin and sent them to different hospitals.

KMCH Chairman Dr Nalla G Palaniswami offered his gratitude to the family members of the accident victim and explained the importance of organ donation.

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