Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donor

The Netherlands has passed a new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they ‘opt out’ specifically. The law is expected to be implemented in 2020 after approval from King Willem-Alexander. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France. Regarding this move, My Medical Mantra spoke to the organisations which are tirelessly working to create awareness on organ donation and this step has received a mixed response

Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donorAs per CNN’s report, a new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors — unless they ‘opt out’ of the system. Every person over 18 who is not registered will receive a letter asking whether they wish to donate their organs. Failure to respond to this letter — or another six weeks […]

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza

Organ donation is a noble cause. As a mark of respect to the donor families, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s Nephrology department organized its 12 th Organ Donor Felicitation Programme. Through this event, the Hospital aims to increase awareness about organ donation amongst citizens so as to lessen the gap between the demand and supply of life-saving organs

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza  Organ donation not only gifts a life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ; it saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, it prevents a child from growing up without a parent, it adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut […]

Organ Donation Day: ‘Need to promote cadaver donation’

In India, it is mainly living donors who are donating organs and only about 23 per cent of the organ transplant is being done with organs obtained from the cadavers. There is a need to promote cadaver or deceased organ donation rather than relying on living donors

Organ Donation Day: ‘Need to promote cadaver donation’“When seen from the perspective of reason and rationale, the gift of life is the ultimate gift that one could give and organ donation is, therefore, a ‘God like act’ and needs to be encouraged, ”stated Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) on the occasion of ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day.’ It was organised by […]

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in Pune

The heart was transported via green corridor to Mumbai’s Fortis hospital. The heart recipient is a 23-year-old male from Pune. The liver was allotted to a 71-year-old male patient from Sahyadri hospital in Pune. While one kidney was allotted to a patient from Ruby hall, the other one was allotted to patient form Jehangir hospital

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in PuneWife donates organs of brain dead husband, saving the lives of four people. A 43-year-old, marathon runner from Pune, was taking a walk while he met with an accident and was declared brain dead eventually. The wife of this marathon runner gave the consent for the organ donation on Friday, October 06 at Jehangir hospital […]

Chennai man becomes live liver donor for a friend

In one-off case, a friend donates a part of his liver to another and went through the procedure of establishing the 'emotional connect' to prove their friendship. After Prasanna Gopinath qualified as a potential donor for Preeti, their families followed strict legal procedures to make the surgery possible

Chennai man becomes live liver donor for a friendA friend in need is a friend indeed – this old saying came true when Prasanna Gopinath came forward to help his friend Preeti (name changed) and gave her a new lease of life. The 34-year-old from Chennai donated a part of his liver to Preeti after her organ was failed due to cirrhosis. Years […]

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

She has taught at multiple schools in the past, so a lot of people came forward on their own including Puja's ex-colleagues, students and friends. The key was to spread the word as soon as possible to a wide audience .The pre and post-transplant cost will reach up to Rs40 Lakhs, of which her students and family has raised Rs22 Lakhs (approximately) in 14 days. Her family is also trying to pool in money through crowd-funding, majorly through a platform called Impact Guru

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplantMost of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

Start to end process of egg donation

This fertility treatment is generally given to women who cannot use their own eggs for various reasons, such as ovarian failure, to avoid genetic defects, or advanced age. Here is detailed explanation of the process

Start to end process of egg donationEgg donation is a process where an egg, or oocyte, is removed from a fertile woman and donated to another woman in order to help her conceive. It is a part of assisted reproductive technology, or ART. Donated eggs are typically fertilized in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred into the recipient’s uterus […]