6 people get new lease of life after organ transplantation

Coimbatore: Six people got a new lease of life today after the organs of a brain dead 27-year-old man were harvested and transplanted on them.

S Poovarasan, an assistant professor, met with an accident near Namakkal on 12 August and was declared brain-dead at the Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital the next day, a press release said.

His parents then decided to donate his heart, liver, kidneys and eyes. One kidney was transplanted at the Kovai Medical Centre, the other at a private hospital here and the liver at a private hospital in Madurai, it said.

The heart was transplanted at a private hospital in Chennai and both eyes at a private hospital here, the release added.