Accident victim donates organs, gives new lease of life to 6 people

Nothing could be better than this! A road accident victim in Bengaluru provided new lease of life to not one, but six people even after he left this world.

The 35-year-old Hemant Kumar, hailing from Kunigal, suffered a traumatic brain injury following a severe road traffic accident at Sunkadakatte after he fell from his bike. He was brought to BR Life SSNMC Hospital for emergency and advanced care. However, despite all the clinical efforts provided, Hemanth 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.

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 patients admitted in other hospitals.

Dr. Rehan Saif, Senior Consultant – Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgeon said, “Deciding to donate your organs after your death is a gift beyond compare. Hemanth’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 Hemanth’s family, Col 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 Hemanth, 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 Hemanth for providing their consent on time and helping us save lives of people.”

The family members of Hemanth, too, expressed their happiness that Hemanth’s healthy organs have helped save others’ lives.

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