TIRUNELVELI : A nurse’s 11-year-old son has breathed life into half-a-dozen people while breathing his last. His heart is now beating in a two-year-old child, a foreigner, hospitalised in Chennai.
Avinash of Kottar in Nagercoil was riding a bicycle when a two-wheeler knocked him down on Aug 18. He was rushed to a local hospital which referred the case to the Subramaniam Nursing Home in Tirunelveli on Wednesday evening.
Addressing the media persons on Thursday, Dr Anburajan, the coordinator of the organs harvesting and transplantation team formed for the purpose, said the boy had suffered a brain stem death in the accident. A team of doctors harvested heart, liver, two kidneys and two corneas from the brain dead boy at around 10.30 am on Thursday.
“His brain death was confirmed twice in an interval of six hours by a panel of doctors,” he said. One kidney was taken to the Apollo Hospital in Madurai, while another went to a recipient at the nursing home’s Kidney Care Centre. Corneas were sent to Aravind Eye Hospital in Tirunelveli and liver to Cethar Hospital in Tiruchi.