A brain dead lineman with power utility Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) has given a new lease of life to six persons as his vital organs were harvested and transplanted in them.
55-year old, Kumar suffered injuries after he fell down from a post while on duty on February 5. He was shifted from a hospital to Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) on February 13 in a serious condition.
Kumar was declared brain dead at 3 am the next day by a team of doctors from the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, a KMCH release said.
Dhanalakshmi, wife of Kumar, gave consent to donate his organs following which the heart, liver, kidneys, skin and eyes were harvested and transplanted in needy patients at different hospitals, it said.