Kolkata resident, Kajori Bose, had come on a holiday with her family to Alappuzha, when she suddenly felt breathless and collapsed inside a houseboat.
She was shifted to a private hospital to Alappuzha and then to VPS Lakeshore hospital, where she was declared brain dead.
The 55-year- old brain dead woman from West Bengal has become Kerala's first organ donor from outside the state by giving a new lease of life to two Malayalis after her family decided to donate her kidneys.
‘Two Keralites have got a new lease of life after the family of a brain-dead woman from West Bengal donated her kidneys at a private hospital.’
She was first taken to a private hospital in Thathampilly, Alappuzha, and later shifted to V.P.S. Lakeshore Hospital. The hospital authorities said her husband came forward to donate the organs.
"We decided to donate her kidneys as it would save the lives of two people and it will also help us to keep her memory alive. Usually people donate organs if brain death happens in their hometown," Deviprasad Bose, Kajori's husband, said in a release.
"We hope that our decision to donate organs will encourage people to donate organs of the near and dear ones even if brain death happens irrespective of any part of the country," it said.
The kidneys were transplanted into Philip T A (55) of Anchal in Kollam and Makkar T M (61) of Mulavoor in Ernakulam at the same hospital. The woman's body will be taken to her native place in a flight after embalming it at Ernakulam General Hospital.