Organ donation to remember


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 Oct 2010

GEORGE TOWN: Despite the heartbreak of losing a son the day after his 25th birthday, the family of G. Kelvin Raja is determined that he is remembered.

His father, N. Gnapragasam, 62, has decided to donate his son’s corneas, even though Kelvin Raja was not a registered organ donor.

“Someone will get to see through his eyes.

“We hope this way, a part of him will be able to live on in this world,” he said, when met at the Penang Hospital mortuary.

Gnapragasam said he had been told by hospital officials that his son’s corneas were in good condition and suitable for donation.

Kelvin Raja, who was described as a jovial young man, died in a road accident at 3.15am yesterday when his motorcycle collided with a car in Kelawei Road here.

He was out celebrating his birthday with friends the night before and is believed to have been heading home to Nibong Tebal when the accident occurred.

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