Brain dead person’s organs can give new lease of life to many

Heart, lungs of Ananda Rao sent to Chennai, kidneys allotted to hospitals in city.

VISAKHAPATNAM: The organs of a 53-year-old man,  declared brain dead in a private hospital here will give a new lease of life to many as his family has agreed to donate them.

The heart and lungs of the person are being transported to Chennai through a green channel given by Visakhapatnam traffic police on Thursday evening. A few other organs are going to be donated to patients in Vizag.

File photo of organ donor Y Anand Rao
File photo of organ donor Y Anand Rao

Y Ananda Rao (53), a contract worker from Sriharipuram, met with an accident on November 1 while returning home on a bike after dropping his 12-year-old son Y Nishant at school.

At Sri Kanya Theatre Junction, an auto-rickshaw hit his bike from behind and Ananda Rao was admitted to Care Hospital with critical injuries. On November 2 evening, the doctors declared him brain dead.

After counselling, the family members agreed to donate Rao’s organs, Jeevandan coordinator Indira told Express. 

The organs were harvested  in the hospital and then the Jeevandan authorities allotted them as per the need ,to various hospitals. By Thursday afternoon, the authorities decided to send the lungs and heart of Rao to Fortis Hospital in Chennai. Liver and one kidney were allotted to Care Hospitals in Vizag and a kidney was allotted to Apollo Hospitals in city. The heart and lungs were transported to Chennai by a special flight on Thursday afternoon, said the Care Hospital authorities.

Ananda Rao’s wife Y Kamala and other family members were happy with the donation, but reluctant to speak to the media.

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