Family members have donated organs of a young engineer who was declared
brain dead due to a serious coronary artery disease. Their noble deed gave a
fresh lease of life to 8 needy patients.
The deceased, S. Govindaraj, 27, was working with KSK Mahanadi Power Company Limited, Hyderabad. On 24th January he was admitted to Yashoda Hospital after he complained of severe chest pain. He was diagnosed of serious coronary artery disease after a coronary angiogram was done. While still under medication in the intensive care unit (ICU), doctors said that he did not respond to the treatment from the next day itself and was declared brain dead on 26th January. His father Mr. S. Govindaraj, an auto driver in Chennai, informed the doctors at the hospital about his son's wish to donate his eyes. The hospital authorities contacted Mohan Foundation. This NGO motivated Govindaraj's family to donate his other organs also. After some initial reluctance the family agreed to do so. The body of the deceased was shifted to Global Hospital where the doctors made arrangements to retrieve liver, kidneys, heart valves and eyes.
Mr. Sukumar said, "I am happy that my son, despite passing away, has given a fresh lease of life to needy patients. He will continue to live."