organ donation

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven lives

The 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 […]

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

It’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 […]

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Two cadaver donations take place in Mumbai, saving 6 lives

A 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 […]

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Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

The 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 […]

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Maha govt begins survey to collect data on cadaver donation

The 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. […]

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

Recently, 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 […]

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Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

Two 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 […]

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

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

In 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 […]

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