Manikandan of Wayanad got a call from a single mother (37) of two children asking if he was willing to donate.
The Kerala High Court gave permission for organ donation. The surgery, led by Dr Ramachandra Narayana Menon, was successfully performed at the Rajagiri Hospital on February 9.
'Centre has decided to do away with a clause in the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation guidelines as the clause violates the Right to Life.'
Devananda's father suffers from a chronic liver disease and transplantation is the only option.
A total of 983 persons got a new lease of life since the scheme, named Mritasanjeevani, was launched in 2012.
The potential for legitimate organ harvesting, which would save the lives of thousands, is huge in Kerala.
The cremation of veteran Congress leader, PT Thomas (71) will be held at Ravipuram Crematorium at 5.30 pm on Thursday.
Biju was proclaimed brain dead by doctors on Sunday, a day after he suffered a heart attack.
The harvested heart was sent from the PGIMER to the international airport in Mohali in 22 minutes by creating a 'green corridor' for the flight scheduled for departure at 3.25 p.m. on Wednesday.
Usha had met an accident while riding pillion on a scooter with her husband. She was undergoing treatment at the KIMS Hospital before being declared brain dead.