Blink News Network
Bhubaneswar, Feb 12: In an inspiring tale, family of a brain death youth in Karnataka donated vital body organs of the person to ensure other ailing lives of persons could be saved through the noble act. The youth who was 35-year-old was declared brain dead after he met with a road accident.
The family of the 35-year-old Hemant Kumar decided to give their consent for the organ transplant from their son for those who were waiting desperately for organ donors. Hemant, hailing from Kunigal, suffered a traumatic brain injury following a severe road traffic accident at Sunkadakatte after he fell down from his bike.
He was brought to Bangalore-based BR Life SSNMC Hospital for emergency and advanced care. However, despite all the clinical efforts provided, Hemant could not survive and was confirmed brain dead by the treating clinical team.
Hemanth’s family approached the medical team at the hospital and expressed their wish to donate his healthy organs to patients in dire need of an immediate transplant. Hemant and his family have always believed in the good deed of donating organs to save multiple lives.
One of the family members of Hemant told the media, “We are happy that our decision to donate his healthy organs has helped in saving lives of people waiting to live life again. Organ donation is a noble cause and it is indeed our honour to have contributed for the cause that both Hemant and we believe in. We hope that through this act of ours, more people will come forward and pledge to donate their organs in future.”
The organs were procured by a surgical team led by Dr Rehan Saif, Senior Consultant HPB/Transplant Surgeon, Dr Rommel S, Consultant HPB/Transplant Surgeon and Dr Giridhar Venkatesh, Consultant Urologist. The liver and one of the kidneys were transplanted to patients at BR Life SSNMC Hospital. The lungs, another kidney, heart valves and corneas were transported to other hospitals.
Dr Rehan Saif, Senior Consultant – Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary & Transplant Surgeon said, “Deciding to donate your organs after your death is a gift beyond compare. Hemant’s family must be applauded for this selfless act which has helped multiple patients with organ failure get a second chance at life.”
Lauding the act of compassion of Hemant’s family, Hemraj Parmar, Group CEO, BR Life said, “We have always witnessed a wide gap between the number of organs available and transplants awaited. A donor can save as many as 8 lives by donating various parts of the body once deceased. I am very happy that through Hemant, we were able to perform this multi-organ transplant surgery, send organs to other hospitals for patients and create an awareness regarding deceased organ donation. I sincerely thank the family members of Hemant for providing their consent on time and helping us save lives of people.”