The kidneys, corneas and the heart of a brain dead man were harvested at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research here recently and transplanted on five patients, officials said Friday.
A release from the institute said a daily wage labourer of Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu met with an accident last week when he was riding his two-wheeler last week and sustained severe head injury.
The patient was initially treated at the government general hospital in Sankarapuram and subsequently at another government hospital in Mundiyanpakkam in Tamil Nadu.
The release said the patient was referred to JIPMER as his condition was critical and declared brain dead at the institute.
Following the relatives' consent, the patient's organs were harvested.
The release said while the kidneys and corneas were transplanted on four patients, the heart was sent to Chennai.
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