VIJAYAWADA: The organs of a 15-year-old brain-dead boy gave a fresh lease of life to seven patients. The organs were donated to the hospitals in Chennai and Vijayawada city. Ch. Rakesh belonging to Pamidimukkala of Krishna district was injured severely in a road accident when going on a bike with another person on Feb. 18. They were on way to Pamidimukkala from Pamarru.
He was rushed to the Kamineni Hospital, Vijayawada. On Friday night, doctors declared he was brain-dead. Then through Jeevandan, Rakesh’s organs were donated to the needy at Chennai and Vijayawada with the acceptance of Rakesh’s parents, Choragudi Suresh and Kavitha. After the operation, the collected organs, heart was shifted to the Pothis Hospital, Chennai, lungs shifted to Global hospital, Chennai.
Kidneys were sent to Manipal Hospital and Arun Kidney centre in Vijayawada, eyes to Shankar Netralaya, Guntur and the liver to Ayush Hospital, Vijayawada.
Dr Truman Srinivas said that the boy's head was injured and the nerves were damaged. “Doctors tried to save his life but he slipped into coma. CEO, Kamineni Hospi-tals, Dr. Ravipati Srinivas speaking to the mediapersons, said: As Rakesh was declared brain-dead, then the hospital team and Jevandhan explained Rakesh’s parents the need to donate organs.
After their acceptance, the organs were collected and shifted to Chennai and Vijayawada hospitals” “We lost our son, it is some relief to us know that his organs will bring life to seven other patients,” said Choragudi Suresh and Kavita. Dr Naveen Kumar and Jeevandan coordinator Priscilla were also with the CEO. They said people should donate organs to others as it would help them live a better life with those.