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Brain dead accident victim’s organs gift new lease of life to 7 patients

Brain dead accident victim’s organs gift new lease of life to 7 patients

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, June 27, 2018: The vital organs of Nirmala Bhat (51) who was declared brain dead by doctors at KMC, Manipal after she suffered a near fatal mishap at Thellaru on June 22,  have gifted new lease of life to seven patients.

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Her heart valves, kidneys, liver and 2 corneas were harvested with the  permission of her family members on June 26, Tuesday. The liver and heart valves were sent to the BGS Hospital in Bengaluru  and Narayana Hridayalaya respectively by  creating a Green Corridor, to be transplanted to patients there.

One of the kidneys was transplanted to a patient in Mangaluru KMC while another was given to a patient at Manipal KMC. The corneas  gifted eye sight to  two  patients at Manipal KMC.

Nirmala, wife of Vasudeva Bhat was severely injured when she was hit by a bike while she was walking  on the roadside on June 22 at around 7.30 pm. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and admitted to the  Intensive Care Unit. However, doctors declared her brain dead on June 25 at 12.30 noon.

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Bhuvith S, Manglore Wed, June-27-2018, 2:33

Hats off to Nirmala’s family for coming up with a decision t save other lives. May the almighty give strength and courage to overcome this pain .

Anurag Anchan, Moodabdri Wed, June-27-2018, 1:17

We have to be grateful to the family of the Nirmala Bhat , inspite of the pain they have agreed to give life to those who are struggling.

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