This is the first time that an organ transplant surgery has been performed at a district-level government hospital in India.
Harinarayanan has received the heart of Kanyakumari native Selvin Shekhar (36), whose brain death was confirmed by doctors at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.
Despite extensive research over the years, the creation of fully functional human organs in a lab is not yet feasible. As a result, organ replacement from donors is the standard of care worldwide.
As the organs of young children are relatively small, there are complications in implanting them in elderly people.
The hospital issued a statement denying that doctors had wrongfully issued a brain death certificate for the victim who had suffered severe head injuries in accident.
Earlier, actor Suresh Gopi claimed that Subi’s death could have been avoided and blamed it on the law and the procedural delay.
Manikandan of Wayanad got a call from a single mother (37) of two children asking if he was willing to donate.
'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.
The apex court said the statement during a hearing of a PIL was filed by an organisation named 'Gift of Life Adventure Foundation', seeking uniformity in rules relating to organ transplantation.