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New lease of life to three, organs donated by young mason’s family

New lease of life to three, organs donated by young mason’s family


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Apr 21, 2016: A media release from A.J. Hospital and Research Centre here states that 20-year-old Vijayakanth, a masonry worker from Somvarpet in Kodagu district, sustained head injuries during work and he was rushed to Father Muller Medical College Hospital and was later shifted to A.J. Hospital and Research Centre on April 16.

Vijayakanth He was declared brain dead on April 19. Soon after the hospital team swung into action and approached Vijayakanth’s brother Ramesh and other family members for organ donation.

Family members agreed and further procedures for organ harvest was duly completed. Organ retrieval process was started on Apr 20, Wednesday morning.

Harvested organs have been distributed as per Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation directive. According to hospital authorities, liver was taken to Bengaluru via an early morning flight on Apr 20,  Wednesday to Apollo Hospital.

One kidney has been taken to Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, and the other is being transplanted at A.J. Hospital it self. Vijayakanth is survived by his father Pakiraswamy, mother Mani, older brother Ramesh and a younger sister. His parents are labourers and brother Ramesh is a mason.


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Hema Vasudeva, Mangaluru Thu, April-21-2016, 1:33
Is there any case where the transplantation been successful? Never fool the people and make money because every field is commercial. Bow to the family of Vijaykanth great sacrifice.God bless u all.
Priyanshu, Mumbai Thu, April-21-2016, 1:28
The compensation has to be given to the family of Vijaykanth. Do the hospital provide the transplantation for free to the patients. God bless the family for this sacrifice
Shamitha R, Hassan Wed, April-20-2016, 11:57
In spite of facing so much of pain the family of Vijaykanth has come forward to donate the vital organs. God bless you all.
Franklin, USA Wed, April-20-2016, 11:43
RIP Vijaykanth .What a sacrifice May the almighty bless your family that all your dreams come true.
Adesh rao, Bangalore Wed, April-20-2016, 11:40
A tragic incident but bow to the sacrifice of Vijaykanth’s family
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