Elavarasan, pledged his organs for donation six months ago, at St John's
The 32-year-old had a severe head injury and was declared brain dead after the
3-day hospital stay.
Sharmila Vallal, Elavarasan's sister, said, "I know that my brother is alive
in so many bodies somewhere."
Five of his organs were harvested. The corneas were sent to the Lions eye bank,
the liver to BGS Global Hospitals and a kidney each to Sagar Hospital and the
Institute of Nephro Urology. A 44-year-old man from Tamil Nadu who was
suffering from familial dilated cardiomyopathy received his heart.
A green corridor was created from Sagar Hospital, Jayanagar, to Narayana Health
Dr Julius Punnen, senior cardiothoracic surgeon, who was a part of the
15-member team of Narayana Health City that performed the heart transplant,
said, "The green corridor enabled the heart to reach us in a really short
time. The four-hour period right from the time you stop circulation of blood in
the heart in the donor to the time you activate circulation again, is very