Salem man gives life to 2 through organ donation

Chennai: A young 27-year old male from Salem helped in saving lives of two patients in Chennai in the midst of prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country.

The 27-year old was admitted to a private hospital in Salem after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a road accident.

Despite the best efforts of the experts, he was declared brain dead. After an approved brain death certificate and thorough counselling of the family, they agreed to donate his organs in order to save life of few individuals.

His heart and lungs were retrieved by a team of experts in Salem and a green corridor was created in Salem and Chennai to transport both the organs. The organs were airlifted from Salem and transported to Chennai in less than two hours using a chopper.

The experts at MGM Healthcare performed life-saving surgeries to give a new lease of life to the critically-ill patients. Both the patients are stable and the surgeries were performed following all necessary Covid-19 protocols to avoid any infection, a release said, adding that his remaining organs were dispatched to other hospitals.


NT Bureau