Brain-Dead Youth's Heart Transported from Vellore to Chennai for Transplantation

May 4, 2022
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    A young man’s heart was harvested and transported by road to Apollo Hospital, Chennai for transplantation.

    He was declared brain dead by the doctors at the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore.

    CMC Vellore officials told IANS that a construction worker, R. Dinakaran, aged 21, from Tiruppatur town met with a road accident on April 29 while he was driving a two-wheeler. He was then admitted to the hospital and treatments were given.

    Patient’s Brain Death

    However, he was declared brain dead on May 1 (Sunday).

    His family gave consent for the transplant of his organs including his eyes, kidneys, liver, and heart, as per the Indian Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994.

    A team of doctors from Apollo Hospital arrived at the Vellore Hospital and transported the organ by 3 p.m.

    His kidneys, liver, and eyes (cornea) were used for transplantation at CMC Vellore itself.


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