A 51-year-old brain-dead man has given a new lease of life to eight people after his organs were implanted on them in a private hospital in Coimbatore.
R Chenthamarai, a tailor by profession and a resident of Singanallur in the city, met with an accident on June 6 and was declared brain-dead at Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital (KMCH) in Coimbatore on June 8, according to a press release by KMCH on Wednesday.
The family of the brain-dead person came forward and donated his organs.
The liver and one kidney were transplanted on a person at KMCH while the other kidney was sent to a private hospital in Vellore and the heart to a private hospital in Chennai, the release said.
His eyes, skin and bone were sent to a private hospital in Coimbatore, it added.