Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

In conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she started working for this cause. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. Now a 48-year-old woman, she is a transplant coordinator at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. […]

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Organ donation: ‘Team of expert doctors will save time in multi-organ retrieval’

Today we introduce you to Sujata Ashtekar who has worked in this field since the last 19 years. And with each case of cadaver donations, she has to ensure that no mistakes are made. The entire team associated with the work of organ donation has to work with precision and remain coordinated with each other […]

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#ChildrensDay: Father’s consent to donate son’s organs, helps save three lives

Donor’s father consented to donate his brain-dead son’s liver, kidneys, cornea, patella and diaphysis (bones). The father’s brave decision to donate his son’s organs on the eve of Children’s Day, gave a new lease of life to three patients suffering from end-stage organ failure. The liver, kidneys, corneas and bones were retrieved during the cadaver […]

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CM Patnaik announces award for organ donors, after man from Odisha helps save four lives

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, has announced an annual award in the name of ‘Suraj’ whose organs were been donated by his parents CM Patnaik has also announced an award of Rs 5 lakh to the family in recognition for their inspiring humane act With an aim to promote the cause of organ donation and […]

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Family reaches out to counsellor, expressing their wish for organ donation

A 55-year old woman’s family voluntarily came forward today and gave consent for organ donation. It was not counsellor that approached the family, but the family approached counsellor expressing their wish for organ donation. Incidentally, with organ donation, Sassoon had its third liver transplant. This is a good sign that families are coming forward themselves […]

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Mumbai witnesses 50% rise in organ donation, in comparison to 2018

The family of a 72-year-old man from Mumbai saved a precious life by consenting to donate his liver at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH) on Wednesday. The family’s decision also marked the 72nd cadaveric donation of Mumbai. The donor, with a history of stroke ten years ago, was rushed to the hospital on November 4 […]

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Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three lives

As awareness regarding organ donation is slowly but steadily growing, more people are coming forward to donate the organs of their loved ones. This noble gesture helped save the lives of innocent people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. A 60-year-old woman was declared brain-dead by doctors. After being counselled the patient’s relative […]

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Organ donation: Septuagenarian brain-dead man gives a new lease of life to a patient

Organ donation is the process of donating organs or biological tissue to a living recipient, who needs a transplant. There is a huge shortage of donated organs in India, which results in a large number of deaths among patients as they do not receive an organ in time. A 75-year-old man was declared brain-dead by […]

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Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation 

As per the Health Ministry’s report in 2018, only 0.80 per million people opted to donate their organs in India. And, there is a steep imbalance between the demand and supply of the organs.  The main aim of the marathon is to spread awareness among the children and youths about the importance of organ donation.  India needs 2 […]

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