‘One kidney enough to live’, says youth leader who donated vital organ to stranger

By Sravan Cyriac

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Pulpally: A Wayanad youth has donated his kidney to a stranger, who is in need of a transplant. 34-year-old Manikandan requested more people to donate organs. “One kidney is enough for me to live,” said Manikandan after bestowing his kidney to an unknown person last week.

Cheeyambam native Manikandan, who is the DYFI Irulam area secretary, is a favourite of the locals due to his altruistic acts. Once, he happened to attend a campaign for organ donation as a part of his party work. On the same day, he signed a certificate of assent for donating the organs. Later, he decided to donate a kidney after learning more about it.

“A human uses only 60 per cent of a kidney’s capacity till 90 years of age. People step back from organ donation as they are less aware of the facts related to it. The biggest achievement in one’s life would be to save another life, and to bring happiness to a family,” said Manikandan.

Manikandan’s selfless public services have always made his family proud. He was active with his public works during the Covid-19 lockdown period too.

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