‘Awareness can help prevent chronic kidney ailments’

In India, the burden of chronic kidney disease is huge and rising fast. An estimated 2,00,000 new patients are added to the dialysis patients’ pool each year. Only 15,000 continue dialysis after a month into their treatment, the rest drop out due to financial challenges or because of difficulties in reaching a dialysis centre on […]

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Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

As we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

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#ChildrensDay: Father’s consent to donate son’s organs, helps save three lives

Donor’s father consented to donate his brain-dead son’s liver, kidneys, cornea, patella and diaphysis (bones). The father’s brave decision to donate his son’s organs on the eve of Children’s Day, gave a new lease of life to three patients suffering from end-stage organ failure. The liver, kidneys, corneas and bones were retrieved during the cadaver […]

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Family reaches out to counsellor, expressing their wish for organ donation

A 55-year old woman’s family voluntarily came forward today and gave consent for organ donation. It was not counsellor that approached the family, but the family approached counsellor expressing their wish for organ donation. Incidentally, with organ donation, Sassoon had its third liver transplant. This is a good sign that families are coming forward themselves […]

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Mumbai witnesses 50% rise in organ donation, in comparison to 2018

The family of a 72-year-old man from Mumbai saved a precious life by consenting to donate his liver at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH) on Wednesday. The family’s decision also marked the 72nd cadaveric donation of Mumbai. The donor, with a history of stroke ten years ago, was rushed to the hospital on November 4 […]

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First-of-its-kind robotic single-port kidney transplant surgery performed at Cleveland Clinic

Single-incision robotic surgery may decrease morbidity and recovery time for patients The Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute surgical team included Jihad Kaouk, M.D., director of the Center for Robotic and Image-Guided Surgery; Alvin Wee, M.D., surgical director of Renal Transplantation; Mohamed Eltemamy, M.D.; David Goldfarb, M.D.; and Eric Miller, M.D. These surgeons combined their collective […]

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Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three lives

As awareness regarding organ donation is slowly but steadily growing, more people are coming forward to donate the organs of their loved ones. This noble gesture helped save the lives of innocent people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. A 60-year-old woman was declared brain-dead by doctors. After being counselled the patient’s relative […]

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Organ donation: Septuagenarian brain-dead man gives a new lease of life to a patient

Organ donation is the process of donating organs or biological tissue to a living recipient, who needs a transplant. There is a huge shortage of donated organs in India, which results in a large number of deaths among patients as they do not receive an organ in time. A 75-year-old man was declared brain-dead by […]

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Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation 

As per the Health Ministry’s report in 2018, only 0.80 per million people opted to donate their organs in India. And, there is a steep imbalance between the demand and supply of the organs.  The main aim of the marathon is to spread awareness among the children and youths about the importance of organ donation.  India needs 2 […]

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