A 42-year-old man, declared brain dead by a team of doctors at Sparsh hospital Bengaluru, recently saved lives of seven people after donating his organs to them.
Chandru donated his liver, both the kidneys and heart valves to needy patients who were suffering from serious ailments.
He was travelling in an auto on May 13, when the auto driver suddenly applied brakes to escape the bus in front of him. Chandru fell outside the auto and succumbed to serious head injury.
After basic first aid procedures, the victim was sent to Sparsh hospitals on a ventilator. In the evening, he was declared brain dead.
Jeeva Sartakathe, the body of organ donation under Government of Karnataka counselled his wife, Mrs Yashoda and other close relatives to donate the organs. Initially Yashoda was apprehensive for the organ donation but when she was convinced and told about the noble act, Yashoda gave her nod for the same.
After this decision, a person then underwent a liver transplant. The procedure was completed successfully by Dr Mathew, Dr Rajivalochana, Dr Mallikarjun Sakpal and team at Sparsh Hospital, Yeswanthpur, Bengaluru. The liver transplant was the first transplant to be done at this hospital.
One kidney and heart valves were sent to JSS Hospital, Mysore and Naryana Health City respectively.