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Organs of brain dead woman give new lease of life to 9 persons

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Nine persons got a new lease of life after the organs of a 56-year old brain dead woman, a employee, were harvested on them.

The woman suddenly fell unconscious at her office here on November 30 and was rushed to K G Hospital, where she was diagnosed to be suffering from high blood pressure, cardio-vascular accident and intra-cerebral hemorrhage.

A team of specialists tried to revive her and her brain became dysfunctional yesterday and also suffered irreversible damage, Hospital chairman Dr G Bhakthavathsalam said.

After two mandatory apnoe tests, the doctors declared her brain dead in the evening, he said.

After getting consent of her son and daughter, the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, eyes, skin and bones were harvested today.

The Transplant Authority of has allotted the liver and one kidney to K G Hospital, another kidney to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, eyes to Aravind Eye Hospital, skin and bones to Ganga Hospital, he said.

The heart and lungs were allotted to Fortis Malar Hospital/Global Hospital, Chennai, Bhakthavathsalam said adding this helped nine persons get a new lease of life.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 19:35 IST