A 42-Year-Old Man Saves Lives of 7 People By Donating His Organs
Jeeva Sartakathe, the body promoting organ donation under the Government of Karnataka counselled his wife, Yashoda, and other close relatives. It was Yashoda who took the final call and decided to donate the organs.
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A 42-year-old man in Bangalore, Chandru, saved the lives of 7 people after his family decided to donate his organ. On 13th May, the hero was travelling in an auto when the auto driver suddenly applied brakes in order to avoid a bus that came in front of him. This caused Chandru to be violently propelled out of the auto. After basic first-aid procedures, the victim was sent to SPARSH hospitals, where he was put on a ventilator and later succumbed to a serious head injury. He was declared brain dead the same evening.
Jeeva Sartakathe, the body promoting organ donation under the Government of Karnataka counselled his wife, Yashoda, and other close relatives. It was Yashoda who took the final call and decided to donate the organs. Chandru donated his liver, both kidneys, and heart valves, therefore saving the lives of 7 needy people. A liver transplant was carried out right after this decision. The procedure was completed successfully by Dr Rajiv Lochan, Dr Avinash TS, and Dr Mathew Jacob (and we are proud to have these doctors as our health council members!) and a team of doctors at SPARSH Hospital, Yeswanthpur.
According to a report published by the Transport Research wing under Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India: 17 deaths happen on roads every hour. The report brought forward shocking statistics:
- As per the data cited in the report, the country recorded at least 4,80,652 accidents in 2016, leading to 1,50,785 deaths.
- At least 413 people died every day in 1,317 road accidents.
- Delhi and Chennai are the most unsafe cities when it comes to road safety.
While we wish that such fate never comes to anyone, Chandru is still a hero for having saved 7 lives even after his death. He’s a hero!