‘Make organ donation a movement of the people,’ Dr Harsh Vardhan urges health ministers

One single organ and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of more than eight people, helping to restore eyesight, damaged tissues or vital functions. Organ transplantation gives thousands of children and adults each year a renewed chance at living full and active lives. On the second day of the 13th Conference of Central […]

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Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’

An organ transplant coordinator has to remain on their toes. Their mind needs to be alert. For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but the confidence which beams from them, suggests that it is not difficult either. They give their best through a selfless gesture to […]

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Organ donation: ‘We need to share the grief and pain of relatives to connect with them’

With each and every passing day, the waiting list of people, who are in dire need of organ transplantation is increasing. Currently, in India, a whopping 5 lakh patients are waiting for a kidney transplant and only 8,000 kidneys are available for transplant every year. In the current scenario, the role of an organ transplant […]

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Organ donation: In a first, Maharashtra witnesses 5 simultaneous on one day

For the first time ever, a hospital in Pune, Maharashtra has witnessed five transplants which took place at the same day. This incident is a reason for joy in the medical fraternity and also for the budding organ donation movement which is growing day by day. With more awareness, people themselves are coming forward in […]

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72-yr-old grandmother donates kidney to 11-yr-old grandson, giving him a new life

Sahil Bhundere was a child who always suffered from health issues. When he was an infant he was diagnosed with kidney failure and has struggled since then. He had a tough childhood as he suffered from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and had been on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis) for the last six years. This […]

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Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower kidney disease risk

The consumption of plant-based diets is becoming more common for ethical, environmental, and health reasons. The quality of plant sources of food can differ, however, with nutrient-rich plants being more healthful and plants that are high in refined carbohydrates being less healthful. Emerging evidence suggests that the risk of chronic conditions varies by types of […]

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