`Thank You': How brain dead man saved 8 lives in Andhra

M Koteswara Rao, a native of Gollapalem village near Machilipatnam in Krishna district was declared brain dead after he suffered severe injuries in a car crash on February 22.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 Feb 2022 4:29 AM GMT
`Thank You: How brain dead man saved 8 lives in Andhra

Vijayawada: A 28-year-old old man, who died in a road accident, has given new life to eight people by donating his organs.

M Koteswara Rao, a native of Gollapalem village near Machilipatnam in Krishna district was declared brain dead after he suffered severe injuries in a car crash on February 22.

The incident happened while he was returning to his village after attending a marriage ceremony in Bhimadole of West Godavari district. Rushed to the hospital immediately, he was declared brain dead after two days.

His family came forward to donate his organs. Tragedy had befallen the family after they lost losing their father. After Koteswara Rao's death, they wanted to help people in distress. Therefore they decided to donate his organs.

Rao's eyes were donated to Agarwal Eye Hospital. One of his kidneys was donated to Ramesh Hospitals in Guntur. His liver has been sent to Kamakshi Hospital, his heart has been donated to MGM Hospital, and his lungs to Apollo hospital in Chennai.

Vijayawada police set up a green channel for transport of the organs in ambulances from the hospital to the Gannavaram airport via Chennai-Kolkata national highway. From the airport, two special flights were arranged to send organs to Chennai.

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