Kochi: A 19-year-old welder who passed away here has given the gift of life to four people as his organs were harvested when he was declared brain-dead.
Ajay Johny from Cheranallur was seriously injured in an accident on Varappuzha Bridge last Saturday. Though he was rushed to Aster Medcity in the city, he was declared brain-dead on Tuesday morning.
His organs were donated under the government's organ donation program, Mritasanjeevani. A patient at Aster MedCity, where he was admitted, received his liver while patients at Amrita Hospital received his pancreas and a kidney. The other kidney was sent to Kozhikode Medical College.
Ajay's organs were procured by multi-organ transplant surgeon and consultant at Aster Medcity, Dr Mathew Jacob. He was assisted by Dr M Naushif, Dr A Nisha and Dr Nidhin.
Ajay was the only son and the sole support of couple Naduvilapparambil Johny and Sherli, who are both labourers.