Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. III Issue NO.: 8 (February 2001)

A Noble gesture in Chennai


The government general hospital, Chennai was in the news some month ago for saving the lives of two people suffering from chronic renal failure .The kidney transplant that saved them were made possible by the noble and generous act of organ donation by the father of a 24-year-old youth who died in a motorbike accident. The young man suffered severe head injuries resulting in brain death. On being told that his son was brain dead the father, even while coming to the terms with the horrific death of his son, decided to help others live by donating his son’s organs. The two fortunate kidney transplant recipients were a 40-year-old women from erode and a 26-year-old man Chennai. There are 32 patients in GH waiting for a kidney transplant .The other organ such as the heart and liver that were retrieved were given to the Madras Medical Mission, Chennai for transplant in needy patients .The eyes were donated to the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology to help two blind persons requiring a corneal transplant. The GH Dean, Dr.K.Chellappan, said that whole thing was triggered” by the noble gesture” of the young man’s family.


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- Shroff S, Navin S. A Noble gesture in Chennai. Indian Transplant Newsletter Vol. III Issue NO.: 8 (February 2001)

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