The eyes of a 50-year-old brain-dead patient was harvested at BGS Global Hospital in Kengeri on March 16.
R N Kalegowda, sustained head injuries in a road accident on March 9 near Kushalnagar in Kodagu district and was declared brain dead by doctors at the KR Hospital in Mysuru on March 13.
AdvertisementAfter the family of the deceased agreed to donate his organs, a green corridor was created between Mysuru and Kengeri in Bengaluru for shifting the patient. This was the first time a green corridor created between two districts for organ donation.
The ambulance reached Bengaluru in one hour and 50 minutes after police in Mysuru and Mandya cleared the traffic.
The family of the deceased had also agreed to harvest his other vital organs like heart, kidney, lungs and liver, doctors couldn't do it as they were not stable. The eyes were handed over to Narayana Nethralaya in the afternoon.
Hospital authorities said, " None of the organs could not be used as the organs were not in good condition. Only the eyes were harvested."