Riyadh: The family of a Telangana NRI worker donated the organs of their beloved member to an organization in Saudi Arabia where he had worked for nearly three decades and made a fortune for the family.
Burjukandi Ramulu, a labourer working for a leading laundry company in Saudi Arabia, hailing from Sadasivnagar Mandal in Kamareddy district fell sick a few days back. Though he was admitted at a hospital in Riyadh, he did not respond to treatment and was declared brain dead in October. After the transplant of organs, the body was repatriated recently.
Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) had requested the family members of Ramulu in Telangana to donate his vital organs.
Padma Devender Reddy, former Deputy Speaker of TS Assembly also consoled the grieving family.
Ramulu’s wife Vinoda, father Pantiah and children gave their consent to the medical authorities for donating Ramulu’s vital organs and transplant them to needy people according to the prevailing laws in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) is providing required assistance besides monetary help to families of brain dead people who donate the organs of their family member.
The rate of organ transplants has been increasing in Saudi Arabia and it is rated among the top 10 countries with regard to living organ donors. It is also the leading country in the Arab world and Asia in brain dead organ donors, according Saudi Center for Organ Transportation.