Guj Organs of man who died on first day of 2021 donated

    Surat, Jan 3 (PTI) The organs of a Surat-based
businessman who died on the first day of the new year were
donated with the consent of his kin, giving a new lease of
life to several people, the NGO that facilitated the process
said on Sunday.
    Vishnubhai Patel (57) suffered a brain haemorrhage
after falling off a motorcycle on December 30 and was declared
brain dead by doctors of Mahavir Trauma Hospital on January 1,
after which his family consented to donate his heart, kidneys,
lung, liver and cornea, a functionary of NGO Donate Life said.
    "His heart and lung were transplanted in two patients
in Chennai. The organs were transported through a green
corridor created between Surat and Chennai, a distance of
around 1,618 kilometres," he said.
    "His liver was transplanted in a man from Kheda at
Ahmedabad's Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre
(IKDRC). His corneas were donated to Lok Drashti Chakshu
Bank," he added. PTI COR KA

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