51-year-old accident victim gives new life to others

Chennai: Manoharan (51) sustained serious head injuries when his two-wheeler collided with another vehicle.

The incident happened recently and he was immediately rushed to a hospital in Villupuram and later on moved to SIMS Hospital – Vadapalani for further medical care. At SIMS, despite the best efforts of the specialists, the patient was declared ‘Brain Dead’.  Manoharan is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

‘When discussed with his family regarding their willingness to donate his organs, they generously consented for it to save life of others’, said Dr Vijayakumar Chockkan, director – medical services, SIMS Hospital.

After receiving approval from the Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu, doctors harvested liver, left kidney, heart, lungs and corneas. The liver and kidney were transplanted at SIMS Hospital itself. Heart and lungs were sent to other hospitals in Chennai.