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Recently, a 19-year-old student, who was declared brain dead following an accident recently, has given new hope of life to five individuals by donating his vital organs that were functioning properly.

The final-year college student, a resident of Chennai, sustained hard injuries early this month on the arterial Grand Southern Trunk ( GST ) roads on the outskirts of the city. The teenager was immediately rushed to a private hospital which was in the vicinity of the accident spot and based on their suggestion he was shifted to Rela Hospital in Chennai for treatment.

Despite the best efforts, the student could not be revived and was declared brain inactive or brain dead.

Since his vital organs were functioning well, the social workers of the hospital explained about organ donation to the family, who agree to donate his vital organs.

The Tamil Nadu Government approved the legal authorisation for harvesting the organs from the brain-dead teenager considering the urgency.

A kidney and heart were transplanted to patients who were under treatment at the hospital while another kidney, two lungs, and a liver were transplanted to other patients.

Although Tamil Nadu has been a leading country in organ transplantation. Thanks to the family of the donor's family who came forward for this noble cause so to make a difference in many lives.

The family members revealed to the press officials that the teenager was a selfless person who never hesitated to come forward and help those in need.

Organ donation by a brain-dead person can give a second life to many patients who are fighting every day for their survival.

'Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.' - Anonymous

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