Organ donation: My Medical Mantra to observe August as #OrganDonationAwarenessMonth

To boost Organ Donation Awareness Campaign in India, a dedicated health news portal, My Medical Mantra, took the initiative to spread awareness about this noble cause. It will observe the month of August as #OrganDonationAwarenessMonth.

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  • In India, only 0.58 per million people donate organs. As compared to the demand, the supply of the organs is less.
  • The Union Health Ministry also admitted that in India, there is an acute shortage of the Organ Donors. 
  •  The Union and the state governments are making efforts to spread awareness about the noble cause. 
  •  However, there are various myths and misconceptions in the society about the Organ Donation.

To boost Organ Donation Awareness Campaign in India, My Medical Mantra, a dedicated health news portal, took the initiative to spread awareness about this noble cause. My Medical Mantra will observe the month of August as #OrganDonationAwarenessMonth.

In a written reply, to a question regarding whether there is a shortage of human organ donors in the country, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, admitted that India indeed is facing the shortage of organ donors.

Organ Needes for transplants Organ transplants done
Kidney 2,00,000 8,000-10,000
Liver 30,000 1,800-2,000
Heart 50,000 339

As per the data available with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), 

Year             Heart Transplant                Kidney Transplant

2014                     54                                        720

2015                     110                                      1024

2016                     235                                      1368

2017                     190                                      805

Organ Donation (Till July) in Maharashtra 

Mumbai: 31

Pune- 37

Nagpur-8

Aurangabad: 19