A 48-year-old woman, Rudraraju Ramanamma of Gajuwaka was declared brain dead on September 27 after she was severely injured in a road accident the previous day.
"The doctors and counselors explained us that post-mortem has to be done and that it is better to harvest the organs so that a few can get a new lease of life. It is a better thing to do," Ramanamma's son Ramakrishna Raju said on Monday before the organs were harvested at Care Hospital in Maharanipeta.
Family members of the deceased were convinced to donate her organs to give a new lease of life to critically ill patients.
The organs were harvested on September 28. One kidney each was sent to Care and Apollo in Visakhapatnam, the liver was sent to NIMS, Hyderabad. A local eye bank harvested the cornea.