Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donation

The city of Pune witnessed its first case of bone donation. Pune's ex-serviceman's relatives have donated his bones and cornea to Sassoon General Hospital

Pune witnesses its first-ever case of bone donationThe 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 […]

Donate eyes, gift your sight

According to Organ India’s information, India requires 2 million corneas every year, but through organ donation, only 50,000 corneas are available. So out of four people who wait for corneas, three become blind due to unavailability of corneas

Donate eyes, gift your sightBy donating blood you can give a new lease of life to someone and because of eye donation, you can give vision to two blind people. Eye donation should be encouraged in a large scale, to enable another person obtain vision. More than 30 million people in our country suffer from corneal blind. Out of […]

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

A 9-year-old boy participating in a 360-kilometre Nashik to Pandharpur ‘cycle wari’ was Friday killed after being run over by a truck near Sinnar Bypass in the district. His parents took the brave and noble decision to donate his skin and eyes. They initially wanted to donate his organs but couldn’t do so as he wasn’t brain-dead

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

15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which begins on August 25 and continues till September 08, we aim to highlight the current scenario of eye donation in the country, which requires strong awareness and the willingness of people to come forward and pledge to donate their eyes

15 facts about eye donation you must know aboutIn 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 […]

What are the frequently asked questions about eye donation?

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which began on August 25 and continues till September 08, here are the answers to  most asked questions on eye donation. 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

What are the frequently asked questions about eye donation?Who can be an eye donor? Anyone can be a donor, irrespective of age, sex, blood group or religion. People who use lenses or spectacles for short sightedness, long sightedness or even those whose eyes are operated can still donate their eyes. Poor eyesight does not come in way of eye donation. If I am […]

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

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, […]

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

The Vice President said that main cause of blindness include cataract (62.6%) refractive error (19.70%) corneal blindness (0.90%) and glaucoma (5.80%), among others and added that blindness from glaucoma can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early

Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice PresidentM. 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 […]

Organ Donation: Family of 102-year-old woman donates her eyes

On May 22, after the death of a 102-year-old Parvati, her family donated her eyes. This is the 213 eye donation in the past 22 years which has been recorded in Aashta. Doctors say there is no age-limit for donating the eyes, eye donations from those above 80 years of are usually used for research and not for vision restoration

Organ Donation: Family of 102-year-old woman donates her eyesOn May 22, after the death of a 102-year-old Parvati Aatugade, her family donated her eyes  The organ donation took place in Aashta city of Sangli district of Maharashtra This is the 213 eye donation in the past 22 years which has been recorded in Aashta Organ donation is the need of the hour. There is a […]

Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his body

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Similarly, Rasiklal Walia, (75), a Borivali resident, who was confined to bed said, ‘I won’t survive, but donate my body’. He told his daughters that it is his last wish. After which his three daughters donated his body at KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his bodyMumbai’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 […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors 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 […]