Mangaluru: Jeevan's family, who gave gift of life, in need of help

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, May 26: Organ donation is called as 'giving the gift of life' simply because organ donation is not an obligation or duty. Most of us know that donating organs is a generous and worthy cause as it can save lives or can give a new lease of life to many. It is said that organs of one brain dead person can save as many as 9 lives and improve the lives of many others. Most people dither when it comes to donating organs because of certain misgivings.

However, it cannot be denied that there can be life after death especially for people who donate their organs. They live through the lives of others and most daijiiworld readers may be aware that when 24-year-old Jeevan Vijay Fernandes who was brain dead following an accident on April 10 created history of sorts in Mangaluru when his body organs were retrieved and sent to Bengaluru for transplanting them to needy patients on April 13. A green corridor was created to transport his vital body organs to the airport and then to Bengaluru through a special chartered flight after he was declared brain dead.

Physically Jeevan is not alive but it can be said with certainty that he lives amidst us through those who got a new lease of life with his donated organs. His was the first live organ harvest in Mangaluru and the family’s decision to donate the organs of Jeevan despite their own sorrow of losing a young son, is certainly praiseworthy and worth emulating. It is sure to inspire more people to donate their body organs.

While Jeevan, a resident of Bellor in Bantwal lives through others, for his family which lost a young son who was the sole breadwinner for the family, life has not been easy since his death. The family is really going to a testing time because Jeevan being the eldest son Jeevan was the pillar of strength for his parents especially his sick father and three siblings. He was working in Padil in an auto spare parts shop of his uncle and was supporting the family. His father Jerome Fernandes (60) is a cancer patient and the family has spent nearly Rs 5 lacs for his treatment in the last two years. His mother Gracy Fernandes has left her job in the gulf where she was working as a maid to take care of his ailing father.

It may be recalled that it was Jeevan’s sister Jeniffer who was working as a receptionist at A J Hospital at the time of the accident, was mainly responsible for taking the crucial decision of donating the organs of his brain dead brother. Her gallant efforts paid fruit and Jeevan’s vital organs were retrieved from his brain dead body and sent to Bengaluru where they were transplanted to the needy. Jeniffer whose marriage was fixed before the death of her brother got married in a simple ceremony in May this year and is now settled in Bangalore. Another sister Gloria is working as a beautician for the last three years. They have a younger brother in Glen who completed his SSLC with 75% marks.

The family has no other source of income except for whatever financial contribution Gloria is able to spend to the family from her meagre earning as beautician. But most of the money goes for the treatment and care of Jeevan’s father. Apart from the medical treatment the family has to bear the educational requirements of the younger brother Glen who has completed SSLC this year.

The family has a little property with a small house in Bellur, Koppala in Bantwal Taluk with no road access. But in the present conditions there is no one to work in the small property they have. The family is in dire need of financial help to tide over the crisis faced by the family both emotionally and financially. Generous contributions from daijiworld readers would go a long way in providing a healing touch to the suffering family which will be grateful to accept whatever little help they can get. Donors are requested to send contributions can be sent to:


Jerome Fernandes

Door No 2-26,
Koppala House,
Thenkabelluru Post and Village,
Bantwal taluk, DK - 574219

Bank details

Jerome Fernandes
IFSC : SBIN0004608
Account No 20245638728
State Bank of India
Bantwal Cross Road, Jodumarga.




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  • kelwyn, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 07 2015

    Some comments are very hear breaking, In the first place they should put them self in the shoes of the parents who lost a young son. if they did such comments would not have been written.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jun 05 2015

    @Lola Bharain,I am quite surprised by your way of thinking.Do you think really the parents were in a state to deal with such Marketing?Come on think bit further.would you you be in such state?May be Hospital received Money from recipient.Parents had only donated.we cant and shouldn't judge at present about it,but present their Situation of emergency.If we can and will extend our help to them.God will bless such great work.

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  • Jethesh Aranha, Moodubelle

    Tue, Jun 02 2015

    Thanks to Daijiword for publish ing the article and bank details of Jeevan`s Family
    Payment done as per below Ref:
    Ref No :- 151472905636

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [2]

  • Sunil Pinto, Bellore / Sharjah

    Thu, May 28 2015

    Lola, I think you should take back your words here. Please do not get disturbed here as you mentioned. I know the family personally being their neighbor.Honestly they did not get single penny for this. Daijiworld has published this with a view of helping this family. For God's sake please do not misguide a person who wants to help them. Thank you!

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  • majid, MANGALORE

    Thu, May 28 2015

    @ organ is free but the operations , theater charges, blood testing /transfusions of the donated organs will still cost lacs .

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  • Musthafa, mangalore

    Thu, May 28 2015

    his family did a great job..we should help him...Inshah Allah, let me help and others too..

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  • stan, dubai

    Wed, May 27 2015

    WE have to just send our remittance i.e. 1000,200,5000 etc. If we give our remittance or transfer reference I don't think the family will start doing reconciliation and will claim whatever not received. why we have to give them our reference regarding our small contribution.

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  • Roshan Andrade, , Kemman / SOhar

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Suggest Daijiworld to give contact email id (either the family or Daijiworld helpline) to get confirmation of funds receipt that has been sent through exchange.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [5]

  • Deepak D'Souza , Oman

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Transaction reference No: 98614366
    MCCS Sohar,OMAN

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  • paul dsouza, balakunje

    Tue, May 26 2015


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  • Hilary Tellis, Karkala/ Bahrain

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Very sad incident. Dear reader, instead of only feeling sympathy towards Jeevan's family, let us do some financial help to this family.
    Payment done: ref: 22886116

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [49]

  • lola, bahrain

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Hello Ffriends,
    I was extremely disturbed for a while when I, read this article in Daijiworld. While I, appreciate the generosity of The Late Jeevan's family towards donating their son's/ brother's organs to someone needy, What was the deal done by the organ donors family and the hospital? or the person who received the organs ? Was there no payment done when precious organs were removed from the body of Late Jeevan? How is that the family did not get any money from the organs given? It would have surely helped their family in their present crisis .Is anyone listening? Can the hospital authorities who received the organs pay for this and help this kin-hearted family.To the best of my knowledge each vital organ when got from the hospital involves lacs of Rupees .

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  • Jane, Mangalore

    Tue, May 26 2015

    @Lola, Bahrain
    His organs were donated as per his wish, so that it would help someone in need. His family did not sell the organs.

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  • SDS, Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Organ donation is never done as part of a financial deal, in fact, the recipients don't even know whose organs they have received. This is done so as to avoid unscrupulous characters offering money to poor people to donate their organs for the rich.

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  • Vincent Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Dear Lola, better you can read the link below the article.which was the main news on 14th April, as well as interview of doctor.

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  • Vijay, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Dear Lola,
    Remember this:-
    No hospital can Facilitate deals of any such kind under the Organ Transplantation Act. Please note that any Brokers/ Business men will not be hired by Hospitals to do the same.
    There are certain Unscrupulous persons who might do such things, But it is Highly Illegal.
    In addition, It is not permitted for the Family of the Recipient to know who the donor was, Unless it is within the Family.
    Also, The Donor Family is not permitted to know the recipient.
    It is a Method of Preventing People from Pre arranging Deals before Donating.
    I Pray that some help comes to this Family.

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  • CLITUS TAURO, Doha Qatar

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Transaction Reference Number:773751580

    done...god bless entire family.

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 26 2015

    A little contribution from all of us will make a big help to this deserving family! Keep up the good work DW!

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [53]

  • Thomas M., Alangar-Moodbidri/Kuwait

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Indeed a great job by "Daijiworld", by giving the bank details of Late Jeevan' s Father. The Family in their own deep distress, by donating the vital organs to the needy they made others Happy. Now this is a time to show our gratitude towards this Needy family.May God bless them and relieve their burdens.

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  • sony, uae

    Tue, May 26 2015

    payment ref 0105515114620802

    god bless

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Thanks DW for bringing this case to the notice of all readers.
    A family which has given others a chance at life by donating their child's/brother's organs are themselves going through very hard times. Surely, we can lessen their burden and ease their suffering to some extent. They need all the help they can get to have a chance of a better life.
    We will help.
    Our sincere prayers too for the family to overcome their hardships and our prayers too for the departed soul Jeevan Vijay Fernandes.
    May God bless all of them abundantly !
    We should never tire of giving if we can. It is in giving that we shall receive. It is in giving that lies our salvation.

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  • Tomcat , Mangalore

    Tue, May 26 2015

    God bless you all. Will send you something to your account.

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  • Tomcat , Mangalore

    Wed, May 27 2015

    Payment sent to Jersey's account.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Come on friends….let us do it one more time….Together we can do it many times too…..Let us keep our differences aside. After all we are coastal people and best known for cooperation and helpful when somebody really need our help. I will make my little contribution as usual in due course and hope that you will do your little contribution as usual too. If God gives us to chance like this to wipe up somebody’s tears means what else we need in our life?

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    Tue, May 26 2015

    Considering the good of others in their own sufferings. May Jeevan's soul RIP. And Bless his fly.

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  • Disha Rita, Mangalore

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Oh My God. Heart melting story. Surely God will help this family through many....We too try our best to help them.

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    Tue, May 26 2015

    Very sad incidents ,God bless their family.
    Thanks for Daiji to publish their bank details
    Payment done as per below Ref:
    Ref No :- 0924379353

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  • Wilson Pinto / Lavina Dsouza, Bantwal/Kuwait

    Tue, May 26 2015

    Very sad incidents, May God bless them.May Jeevan's soul R.I.P
    Payment done as per below Ref:
    ITD TO Jerome Fernandes
    Ref No :- ITD3596814

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