Kerala: Brain-Dead Man's Organs Give Fresh Lease Of Life To 8 People

According to health officials, it is said to be for the first time in Kerala, and perhaps in India, that the organs of one person are being donated to eight others.

Kerala   |   20 July 2020 11:19 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-07-20T17:00:33+05:30
Editor : Shubhendu Deshmukh | Creatives : Abhishek M
Kerala: Brain-Dead Mans Organs Give Fresh Lease Of Life To 8 People

Image Credits: Pixabay (Representational Background)

A 39-year-old Kerala man's organs, who was declared brain dead after a car accident, were successfully retrieved and donated, giving a new lease of life to eight people.

Kelvin Joy, a native of North Paravoor, had met with an accident and was admitted to the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) on Wednesday. He was declared brain dead on Saturday, and his organs were donated through Mrithasanjeevi - the state government's deceased donor organ donation programme.

As per Kelvin's wishes, his family donated his heart, small intestine, liver, hands, kidneys, and corneas. His hands were donated to one patient, and five others at AIMS received his heart, small intestine, liver, and corneas. Meanwhile, his kidneys were donated to two patients at Lourdes Hosptial in Kochi and Kozhikode Government Medical College Hospital.

According to health officials, it is said to be for the first time in Kerala, and perhaps in India, that the organs of one person are being donated to eight others.

Earlier there were instances when a single person donated organs to as many as six people. But this seems to be the first incident, even in the country, that the organs of a single person were being transplanted to eight persons, Mrithasanjeevani state nodal officer Dr Noble Gracious told Deccan Herald.

Meanwhile, State Health Minister KK Shailaja intervened to relax lockdown restrictions and facilitated the movement of the organs.

Also Read: Nine Organs Of Hyderabad Techie Who Died In Car Accident Donated


Suggest a correction

    Help Us Correct

    To err is human, to help correct is humane
    Identified a factual or typographical error in this story? Kindly use this form to alert our editors
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Form Submitted Successfully
    Error in submitting form. Try again later

Contributors

Reethu Ravi

Reethu Ravi

Trainee Digital Journalist

Reethu, a story teller, a person often found between the pages of a book or contemplating the nuances of life.

Shubhendu Deshmukh

Shubhendu Deshmukh

Digital Editor

Shubhendu, the quint essential news junky, the man who loves science and politics in equal measure and offers the complete contrast to it by being a fan of urdu poetry as well.

Abhishek M

Abhishek M

Creative Producer

" An engineer by profession, Abhishek is the creative producer of the team, graphic designing is his passion and travelling his get away. In more ways than one, he makes the content visually appealing."

Next Story