Deceased student gives new life to 4 persons

The parents of a 20-year-old brain dead student donated six organs of their son. The harvested organs are eyes, liver, kidneys and lower arms.

Published: 14th August 2017 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI: The parents of a 20-year-old brain dead student donated six organs of their son. The harvested organs are eyes, liver, kidneys and lower arms.

Sachin Krishnan, son of K S Radhakrishnan Nair and Baby Girija, had been fighting for his life for nearly eight days at Sunrise Hospital at Kakkanad. The accident took place on August 1, at Kakkanad when the bike in which Sachin was travelling rammed another bike. He was pronounced dead by the doctors early on Wednesday.

Soon after Sachin’s death, the doctors told his parents about organ donation. After realising  their son’s organs can give new life to some other persons, the parents agreed. The doctors through  cadaver surgery, removed the kidneys from Sachin, one of which will be transplanted on Manoj Kumar who is admitted to the same hospital for kidney-related ailments. The other kidney will be transplanted on another patient who is in a critical condition at the Medical Trust Hospital here.

The forearms will be transplanted on a girl who has lost both her hands and is admitted to Amrita Hospital while the liver will give new life to a patient at Lakeshore Hospital. The cornea will be handed over to the eye bank.

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