Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

The amendment also allows the live organ donation from first cousins having common grandparent(s) and their spouses. Also, the amendment includes live organ donation from both maternal and paternal uncles and aunts of the recipient and their spouses

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easierSoon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areas

With an aim create awareness regarding organ donation, doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, are conducting sessions, on organ donation in rural and semi urban parts of Maharashtra. The team of six doctors from the hospital are pursuing the mission of creating awareness on organ donation on voluntary basis and plan to cover as many districts in the state as possible in future

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areasThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of […]

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-laws

Viral hepatitis has been recognised as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. Doctors informed that there are many misconceptions in society as they think that hepatitis C is associated with HIV. Doctors also press on the need to accept such patients with open arms

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-lawsA 31-year-old woman is abandoned by the family as she has been suffering from Hepatitis C. The family has associated hepatitis with HIV and has abandoned the woman. Gayatri, who hails from Ahmednagar was diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ago. She has been taking treatment since last two years. Now, the virus is settled, […]

Two cadaver donation in 24 hours saves seven lives in Pune

Pune witnessed four kidney transplants, two liver transplants and one heart transplant on Thursday (June 6), at three different hospitals in the city. A green corridor was created between Pune and Nashik for transporting the organs of a 35-year-old brain-dead road accident victim from Nashik

Two cadaver donation in 24 hours saves seven lives in Pune  A woman in her late twenties who was suffering from cardiomypathy, a disease that affects heart muscles, has got a new lease of life after she underwent a heart transplant in Pune. The same disease had earlier taken the life of her sister who could not find a heart transplant donor. Surekha Joshi, transplant […]