#OrganDonation: Report ‘Brain-dead patients,’ appeals Nagpur Municipal Corporation to civic and private hospitals

How to identify a 'Brain-dead' patient? What does it mean? Many doctors and medical professionals are still unaware of this. In order to boost the #OrganDonation campaign, the Nagpur municipal corporation has taken a decision to issue a circular to all the civic-run and private hospitals

#OrganDonation: Report ‘Brain-dead patients,’ appeals Nagpur Municipal Corporation to civic and private hospitalsThe aim is to create awareness among the doctor’s fraternity about ‘brain-dead’ patient and #OrganDonation. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation will become the first municipal corporation in Maharashtra, to issue such a circular in relation with reporting of a ‘brain-dead’ patient. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Abhijit Bangar, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation said, “What […]

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 […]

Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four lives

The deceased patient was a 27-year-old who was declared brain-dead on Thursday, November 22. The family was aware about the concept of organ donation and consented to donate his organised. The organ donation took place at Umrao Wockhardt Hospital in Mira Road

Mumbai witnesses its 44th organ donation, brain-dead man saves four livesThe patient was admitted to the hospital on November 18, 2018 and became brain-dead after four days of being admitted to the hospital. The patient was a resident of Virar. The family of the deceased youth knew about what organ donation meant and that this noble gesture could help save the lives of others. While […]

Maha: Organ donation from Kolhapur saves life of three patients

This is the third organ donation from Kolhapur, where liver and two kidneys saved life of three people

Maha: Organ donation from Kolhapur saves life of three patientsThe organ donation happened in Diamond Hospital from Kasba Bawada area of Kolhapur. D Y Patil hospital in Pune carried out liver transplant for the first time. While one kidney was given to Diamond Hospital, one kidney was given to Noble Hospital from Pune. It was 6-year-old brain-dead whose organs were retrieved. The family was […]

Organ donation: ‘It was her lifetime wish to have her organs donated’

Shama (name changed), a 30-year-old woman had expressed her wish to be organ donor when she was alive and on being declared brain-dead, her family fulfilled her wish. The woman who succumbed to her illness gave new lease of life to a 67-year-old man, by donating her liver

Organ donation: ‘It was her lifetime wish to have her organs donated’Shama was brought to Aditya Birla Hospital because of large intracranial bleed. For last 15 years she was on medication for SLE Lupus nephritis. It is a connective tissue disorder which affects all organs. Both the donor and the recipient were operated at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in Pune. The only sister of three brothers, […]

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 […]

Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to four

A cadaver donation was witnessed at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital today. A 16-year-old student met with a road accident and was declared brain-dead during his treatment in the hospital.

Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to fourThe parents gave their approval for donating his organs after they were counselled by doctors the hospital. A green corridor was created by the Pune Traffic Police with help of Sassoon hospital administration. At 3 pm, the donor heart left from Sassoon Hospital and reached Pune airport within 10 minutes. The flight took off at […]

Good news: Maha witnesses improvement in the organ donation figures

While the state had seen 132 cadaver organ donations in total in 2016, it has witnessed 135, this year. In the year 2015, the total number of cadaver donations was 61, while the last year it had seen a significant increase, by taking the total up to 132. While Pune topped the list in 2016, this year Mumbai has topped the list

Good news: Maha witnesses improvement in the organ donation figuresWith a slight improvement in the organ donation figures of Maharashtra, Mumbai has seen the highest donation in state since January 1, 2017 till date. While the state had witnessed an unprecedented rise in organ donation in 2016, this year, the bar has been raised. In the year 2015, the total number of cadaver donations […]

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor families

The Pune ZTCC today arranged an event to celebrate National Organ Donation Day which was marked on 27 November. The event aimed to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation. It also facilitated ambulance drivers and social workers working in the medical field

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor familiesIn total, 63 families were felicitated today at the event organised to celebrate National Organ Donation Day. While National Organ Donation Day was observed on November 27, ZTCC Pune had decided to celebrate it on Saturday in the city. Nirmala Tonage got an opportunity on Saturday to thank her children who decided to donate their […]

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donation

The long journey to receive an organ sometimes makes recipients mentally vulnerable, discouraged, and often feeling like a burden upon their loved ones. Patients on the wait list have no idea when a donor organ will be available, and on occasions, they have to wait for weeks or even years. This was the exact case with 21-year-old Mumbaikar, Gauri Rane who waited for a year and she is now set to create awareness regarding organ donation

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donationGauri Rane, 21, who lives in Kandivali, has overcome hardships. On October 10, she underwent a liver transplant surgery. But one year before the transplant was difficult for her. After which, she underwent a liver transplant. Organ transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the […]