A deceased 38-year-old man helped save at least five lives after his organs were transplanted to different patients.
His heart was transported through a green corridor arranged by the traffic police where the ambulance traversed a distance of 25 km from Manipal Hospital to Narayana Health City, in just 19 minutes. The man, who was declared brain dead on Wednesday, met with a road accident on March 2.
His heart was retrieved at 1.30am on Thursday and transported to Narayana Health City through a green corridor created by Bengaluru traffic police. The ambulance covered 25 km in just 19 minutes.
A 43-year-old man suffering from acute heart failure in Narayana Hrudayalaya got a fresh lease of life; a 41-year-old woman in Manipal Hospitals and another in St John's Hospital were the recipients of his kidneys. His corneas were also harvested.
The merchant from Rajasthan, who had settled in Bengaluru, is survived by his wife and two children. He was riding his motorbike near Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, when he met with the accident.
"The woman who received his kidney had undergone a transplant earlier, but was looking for a second one after it failed. She is recovering," said Dr Sudarshan Ballal, chairman, Manipal Hospitals.