Brain dead patient gives new lease of life to several patients

Hospital, conducted successful harvest of multiple organs which were donated 

Bangalore.  In yet another gesture of helping humanity, a 35-year-old -brain dead patient, Rangaswami (named changed) at SPARSH Hospital Rajarajeshwari Nagar gave a new lease of life to several people after his family consented to donate his organs to those in desperate need. The attenders of the patient agreed for donation of Liver, two kidneys, Lungs, Heart, skin, and corneas. While the liver was donated to a needy patient registered at SPARSH Rajarajeshwari Nagar, kidneys were allotted to N U Hospital, Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain hospital, Heart to Aster CMI, Skin to Victoria Hospital and Corneas to Narayana Nethralaya by Jeevasarthakathe.

The patient, a painter, who was riding a two-wheeler had a self-fall on October 6, around 10.30 pm, near Jambu Savari Dinne and had a severe head injury. He was shifted to the nearest hospital for medical care and later was shifted to SPARSH Hospital Rajarajeshwari Nagar for further higher-level management on October 7. Unfortunately, he was declared brain dead on October 9 evening and eventually his family decided that it would be appropriate to utilize the organs to save the lives of many people.

Mr Joseph Pasangha, Group Chief Operating Officer, SPARSH Hospital, said: “We commend the family for their exceptional gesture of kindness. The process of harvesting and later transplanting the organ is a remarkable bridge between the grief of one family and the hope of another. Their decision to donate organs amid their own loss demonstrates their selfless spirit. This gives us lot of hope to treat those facing critical health challenges” The patient leaves behind his wife and eight-year-old child.