17 year old N. Gokulnathan, studying in 12th std. and resident of Avadi met with an accident on Oct 30 when his father was driving him on motor
bike to nearby school. Both were admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre shortly
afterwards. Gokulnathan had severe head injuries. His father Nagaraj had minor
injuries and was discharged the same day. In spite of intensive treatment Gokulnathan’s
condition did not improve and he was declared brain dead on Nov 5 . His
father, mother Sasikala and his elder brother Jaganathan, an Engineering student
magnanimously came forward to donate viable organs.
The liver was transplanted on a patient from Chennai by Dr. Mohammed Rela’s team
and one kidney to a patient from Virudhachalam by Dr. Natarajan’s team. Another kidney
and Heart valves were shared with other hospitals. His cornea was transplanted on another
patient by Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre.