Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven lives

In the last week of February, two incidents of organ donation were witnessed in Mumbai. In both cases, we see how organ donation awareness is slowly but steadily reaching to the people. And how one decision of theirs, helped change the lives of others for good. In Mumbai, nine organ donation occurred in the month of February this year

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven livesThe organ donation occurred at S.L. Raheja Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai. The organ donor was a 59-year-old man. A few days ago, he slipped and fell down the stairs and sustained a head injury. He was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. The doctors declared him brain-dead during the course of treatment. The family […]

With only one govt hospital in Maha, organ transplants still cater to rich

While today is being observed as National Organ Donation Day, experts and statistics point out that organ transplant programme in the country is skewed in favour of private hospitals and thus in favour of those who can afford it. Out of 25 hospitals that carry out liver transplant, Sassoon Hospital is one of the hospitals, in the state that caters to the poor. The staff of hospital had taken several initiatives to equip the government college to cater poor and train future transplant surgeons

With only one govt hospital in Maha, organ transplants still cater to richIt’s been two months now that Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) became the first government run hospital to carry out liver transplant. Since then every day around two to three people are coming to inquire about it at the hospital. Out of 25 hospitals that carry out liver transplant there is only one government hospital in […]

Two cadaver donations take place in Mumbai, saving 6 lives

In both the individual cases, the families of the deceased were aware about the cause of organ donation. As awareness on organ donation is increasing more people are volunteering to donate organs, but a lot more still needs to be done. For this reasons, My Medical Mantra is observing the month of August as organ donation awareness month  

Two cadaver donations take place in Mumbai, saving 6 livesA 33-year-old male had suffered a brain stroke at home and was admitted to Apollo Hospital, Vashi. On August 06, the doctors declared him brain-dead. The doctors spoke to the family and immediately the family consented for his organ donation as the family was aware of what organ donation meant. While speaking to My Medical […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save eight lives. In order to spread awareness of Organ donation the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train doctors from the rural areas  

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areasThe doctors will be trained on how to identify brain-dead patients. And training will be given to them about organ retrieval procedure The ZTCC has decided to part training in order to increase the organ donation awareness in the rural areas. Doctors working in the far remote and rural areas are not fully aware of […]

Maha govt begins survey to collect data on cadaver donation

The Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra, Girish Mahajan has written a letter to Tata trust, seeking help in creating a mechanism which can help boost cadaver donation in Maharashtra state. The state has requested Tata trust to design a model to activate government hospitals to identify and declare brain-dead patients and to counsel their family to donate the organs

Maha govt begins survey to collect data on cadaver donationThe incidents of organ failure are rapidly increasing in Maharashtra and in the country as well. And the only way to meet the shortfall of the organs is to promote cadaver and deceased organ donation. The Maharashtra government has requested Tata Trust and Mohan Foundation to help boost the organ donation campaign in the state. […]

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in Maharashtra

The city has seen 5 consecutive cadaver donations this week; the latest was of a 24-year old man who met with a road accident. His parents consented to donate his organs thereby saving four precious

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in MaharashtraRecently, Pune witnessed its 50th organ donation. This donor was a brain-dead patient and with this, Pune has now achieved the second spot in the list of districts with the highest number of organ donation in Maharashtra, so far. While Mumbai has seen 51 cases of organ donation made by brain-dead patients in 2017, till […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

By donating his organs, my father is still alive: Daughter

At a time when organ donation has gained its much-needed credibility, a family from Nagpur has donated all the functional organs of a 49-year-old after he was declared brain-dead last week

By donating his organs, my father is still alive: DaughterVery often in our lives, trying times can take a toll on our decision-making abilities. Same is the case with a family from Nagpur, but this family has given us goals of goodness and kindness by performing actions of exemplary excellence amidst major crisis. A timely decision, by the family, has given life to seven […]

Don’t be emotional, think practical, say families of organ donors

Sahyadri Hospitals’ invited the organ donors and recipients along with their respective families on Sunday, 18 June, 2017 in Pune. The event began with highlighting the importance of liver health and honouring the donors’ and recipients’ families

Don’t be emotional, think practical, say families of organ donors“Our loved ones are still with us today, their heart is beating in another person’s body, their cornea is given sight for someone to see the world.” said family members who had taken a decision to donate the organs of their loved ones after they were declared brain dead. In the last one year, Sahyadri […]

Mumbai doctors discuss the uphill task of how to identify a brain-dead person

In a workshop organised at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, over 120 medical professionals dwelled on how to save an organ donor, how to identify a brain-dead patient and how to follow procedures post the declaration

Mumbai doctors discuss the uphill task of how to identify a brain-dead personIn order to spread awareness about organ donation in the country, over 120 medical professionals attended a symposium, which was held at Fortis Hospital in Mulund on Saturday (May 13), where they discussed about how to save an organ donor. The day-long workshop was attended by medical social workers, medical coordinators and nurses, who are […]