Nagercoil boy's heart now beats in a foreign child

Published: 26th August 2016 02:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2016 02:38 AM   |  A+A-

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp