Veerapandi Thevar, a native of Pulikarai, in Thirunelveli district and working in a hosiery unit in Tirupur, met with an accident while getting back from home on April 21, 2013. After being referred to K.G. Hospital in the city for treatment, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit.
A series of scans revealed that he had massive bleeding inside the brain and was declared brain dead, said chief neurosurgeon, Dr M. Natarajan. Mr C.B. Chandrasekaran, cadaver transplant coordinator, discussed the option of organ donation with the family and counselled them about those desperately needing the transplant of these life-saving organs.
After the patient's wife, Jayalakshmi, two daughters and sons-in-law gave their consent, the surgeons prepared to harvest the organ. The availability of the organ donor was informed to Dr J. Amalorpavanathan, convenor, cadaver transplant programme, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, and one of the kidneys was transplanted in a 55-year old schoolteacher from Kotagiri. The other kidney was harvested for another patient at Abirami Hospital, Coimbatore. The liver was sent for transplant to Global Hospitals in Chennai. His eyes were also harvested.
MAY HIS SOLE REST IN PEACE