Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donation

The city of Pune has seen its first case of bone donation. Pune’s 49-year-old, ex-serviceman’s relatives have donated his bones and cornea to Sassoon General Hospital. With utmost care, the doctors ensured that the body is not disfigured, after retrieval of bones. The relatives of the ex-serviceman donated bones and corneas at BJGMC and Sassoon […]

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After a tragic road accident, parents take a brave decision to donate 9-yr-old’s skin and eyes

An official identified the child as Prem Sachin Naphade and said his parents were part of the cycle-wari organised by the Nashik Cyclists Foundation. Wari is a pilgrimage, done mostly by foot, to Pandharpur, a holy town venerated as the seat of Lord Vithoba. “The accident happened on the Nashik-Pune highway in the morning. The […]

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15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In India, only 10% of eye transplantation demands are met due to lack in availability of corneas. There are over 1.5 million people in India who suffer from corneal blindness out of which 80% cases related to blindness are preventable. Corneal blindness is one of the most important causes of blindness in India and this […]

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Even though her family has been devastated by her brutal murder, they donated her eyes, so it could give the gift of sight to another person. This decision is an inspiration to others and also signifies the importance of organ donation in this girl’s life

Organ donation: Family honours deceased daughter’s wish by donating her eyes

“Prachi is not with us anymore. But, she might see the punishment given to her killer by the court. But, whosoever will get to see the world through her eyes, will not be aware, that Prachi is seeing it all,” said, Priya Zade, Prachi’s elder sister, who was murdered in Thane. On Saturday, August 04, […]

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Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice President

M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the eye donation is the noblest act after death and such voluntary effort can alleviate blindness and restore vision in those with corneal blindness. He was addressing the OSKON 2018 (Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis Conference), organised by Shankara Netralaya, in Chennai on July 29. The Vice President called for […]

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Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his body

Mumbai’s Walia family has set a new example for the society, by creating awareness about organ donation. The skin and eye donation procedure was completed at the Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai. His eyes were donated at the Parel eye bank and his skin was donated at the Masina Hospital’s eye bank. While, his body was […]

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Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Doctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

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