First cadaver donation takes place in 172-year-old JJ Hospital

Despite an overall rise in the instances of cadaver transplant cases in Mumbai, the numbers remain abysmally low in government hospitals

First cadaver donation takes place in 172-year-old JJ HospitalSir JJ Hospital took a historic step by conducting its first-ever cadaver donation in 172 years. This move is significant because despite a rise in number of cadaver donations in Mumbai in the recent past, the rates have been very low in government hospitals. Sangeeta Mahajan from Jalgoan district in Maharashtra met with an accident […]

Like Aaradhya, one-year-old Shlok from Nashik also needs a heart

Shlok Andhale was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease two months ago. Shlok’s father, a farmer in Nashik, registered him with Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, for a heart transplant. Doctors say his blood group is universally acceptable AB+, but matching donor's weight can be an issue

Like Aaradhya, one-year-old Shlok from Nashik also needs a heartEven as Navi Mumbai’s four-year-old Aaradhya Mule’s struggle to get a donor heart continues, Fortis Hospital registered another similar case. Nashik’s one-and-a-half-year-old Shlok Andhale is suffering from end-stage heart disease and needs a heart transplant. Like Aaradhya, Shlok, too, had viral infection which later developed into dilated cardiomyopathy, also known as end-stage heart disease. Shlok’s […]

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis

Also joining the campaign to save four-year-old’s life is Padma Shri Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Dean of JJ Hospital, Mumbai and Nikoli Edwards, Independent Senator in Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis“I request everyone to help Aaradhya get a new heart,” said Amruta Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife as she joined My Medical Mantra’s campaign to #SaveAaradhya. A Navi Mumbai resident, Aaradhya was in playschool last year when she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. She needs a donor heart whose body weight is […]

Save Aaradhya campaign gains momentum as Medical Education Minister, Mumbai Press Club join in

Medical education minister Girish Mahajan appeals to everyone to join him in Save Aaradhya campaign and raise awareness on organ donation

Save Aaradhya campaign gains momentum as Medical Education Minister, Mumbai Press Club join inAn Appeal by Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan to Save Aaradhya Taking forward the #SaveAaradhya campaign, Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan on Tuesday made an appeal on her behalf to the country to look for a heart for Aaradhya. The prestigious Mumbai Press Club to joined the movement and urged all to spread the message […]

New Year gift: Sewri TB Hospital gets rare donation of equipment

First time corporator Professor Avkash Jadhav donates state-of-the-art equipment worth Rs 36 lakh which will help doctors perform rare surgeries in lesser time

New Year gift: Sewri TB Hospital gets rare donation of equipmentSewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has received a surprise New Year gift in the form of latest state-of-art equipment worth Rs36 lakh from nominated corporator  Professor Avkash Jadhav from his allotted corporator fund. Donated equipment include: ‘Double lumen endo tracheal tubes’ (used by anaesthetist for the rare one lung anaesthesia done only in Sewri TB Hospital […]

Maharashtra’s efforts bear fruits, bags Best Performing State in Cadaver Donation award

This year, 120 cadaver donations were registered in the state, which is up 50% from last year. The award is shared with Tamil Nadu

Maharashtra’s efforts bear fruits, bags Best Performing State in Cadaver Donation awardMaharashtra, along with Tamil Nadu, has been awarded the Best Performing State in cadaver donation programme by the Union Health Ministry in Delhi on the 7th Indian Organ Donation Day. After witnessing a lull for over a decade, aggressive campaigning and awareness on cadaver donation has borne fruit for Maharashtra. With consistent efforts, Maharashtra registered nearly […]

Dead tattoo artist’s heart gives new lease of life to 10-year-old

Donor succumbs to severe head injuries, along with heart, family also donates kidneys, liver, skin and corneas

Dead tattoo artist’s heart gives new lease of life to 10-year-oldA 21-year-old tattoo artist’s heart gave a new lease of life to a 10-year-old boy from Aurangabad on Tuesday after the former was declared brain dead. The artist, a resident of Badlapur, was on his bike when he met with an accident and was taken to Jupiter hospital, Thane, on November 2. “We tried to […]

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical college

Probably the youngest body to have been donated ever

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical collegeThe anatomy department doctors at Government Medical College, Aurangabad were taken aback when parents of 5-year-old Rudra Deshmukh expressed the desire to donate their only son’s body. Rudra, a cerebral palsy patient, succumbed to the disease at home. “In my entire career, I have never seen such a young body donated,” said Dr Shivaji Sukre, […]