Kokkarne accident victim gives life through organ donation
Manipal, June 11, 2022: An accident victim gave life through organ donation to six patients on Saturday.
On June 8 at 10 pm Naveen, a resident of Kokkarne, (38) was severely injured in an accident. He was admitted to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal for further treatment on the next day.
Despite the effort by the doctors, he did not show any signs of recovery. Naveen was declared brain dead by the Panel of expert Doctors as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 officially twice at 6 hours intervals. (The first was at 5 pm on June 10 and the second time at 11.35 pm on June 10.)
Naveen’s wife, Mallika, and her family members expressed their willingness to donate viable organs to save other needy patients’ life.
As per Jeevasarthakathe, SOTTO, Bangalore protocols, and decisions, one kidney and liver were sent to KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, Mangaluru for registered patients, and one Kidney, Corneas/Eye Balls, and skin were retained by Kasturba Hospital Manipal for the registered patients. This has helped 6 people.
“The organ donation is a noble act that saves lives. Day by day awareness of organ donation is increasing among the public,” Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent said.
He thanked the family members of Naveen.
The harvested organs were transferred to the recipient hospital with the support of the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Police Department from Manipal to Mangalore via Green Corridor.