Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.19 Issue No.60. July 2020 - October 2020

Kerala’s deceased donors make headlines during the COVID-19 lockdown


A 27-year-old deceased donor, Mr. Anujith, the son of Mr. Sasidharan Pillai and Mrs.Vijayakumari from Kottarakkara , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala saved eight people’s lives after he was declared brain dead on 17th July 2020 after sustaining a head injury due to a bike accident near Kottarakkara. Mr. Anujith’s wife Ms. Princy and sister Ms. Ajalya voluntarily came forward to donate his organs as they were aware of his wish for donating his organs. They donated his heart, kidneys, eyes, small intestine and hands. Another deceased donor was 39-year-old Mr. Kelvin Joy, son of V. R. Joy and Margret Joy from North Paravoor, whose wish to be an organ donor was honourably carried out by his family after he became brain dead on 19th July 2020 at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. His heart, small intestine, liver, kidneys, hands and corneas were donated. The organ donations were facilitated through Mrithasanjeevani- Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS). The Health Minister of Kerala, Ms. K. K. Shailaja mediated to circumvent the lockdown limitations due to COVID-19 for the transportation of the organs.


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- Shroff S, Navin S. Kerala’s deceased donors make headlines during the COVID-19 lockdown. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.19 Issue No.60. July 2020 - October 2020

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