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Donor Dies, Gives New Life to Three

Setting a noble example, the family of a person who suffered fatal injuries in brain decided to donate his kidneys and liver before breathing his death at the Lakeshore Hospital here on Wednesday.

Published: 20th February 2014 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2014 08:18 AM   |  A+A-

Setting a noble example, the family of a person who suffered fatal injuries in brain decided to donate his kidneys and liver before breathing his death at the Lakeshore Hospital here on Wednesday.

Santhosh, of Manappuram, near Cherthala, who died after suffering fatal injuries in the head and eyes, could save three lives through organ donation, said hospital authorities.

The thirty-nine-year-old manual labourer had fallen from a high-rise under construction on Tuesday morning and was shifted to KVM Hospital in Cherthala where he suffered cardiac arrest.

With very little chances of survival, the family members decided to donate his organs, following which a team of doctors examined Santhosh at KVM Hospital.

His blood pressure starting falling rapidly which forced the doctors to shift him to Lakeshore Hospital.

When his blood pressure stablised, the team of Anaesthesia Department under Dr Mohan A Mathew made his condition apt for the surgery,” Dr Philp Agustine of Lakeshore hospital said in a statement.  His liver was donated to a patient from Kothamangalam, one kidney to a patient from Kolenchery, both under treatment in the hospital, while the other kidney was donated to a patient in Kottayam Medical College.

The organ transplantation was conducted by a team under Dr Philip G Thomas, director of Multi-Organ Transplant Department, and Dr Vinod P Abraham, Urologist. Santhosh was into manual labour to support his father Kumaran, an autorickshaw driver.

He is survived by wife Sujatha, daughter Abhirami, a Class 6 student at St Terasa’s School in Mannapuram, and son Anil, Class II student of Fisheries LP School, sisters Bindhu and Sindhu, and brother Rajesh.

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