After losing daughter from rare genetic condition, family struggle to save son

Avighna, is barely four-months-old and his entire life is ahead of him. We can make a difference in Shailesh and Arpita’s life by helping them to raise funds for their son

After losing daughter from rare genetic condition, family struggle to save son“I have lost my daughter to the disease, and now my son’s life is hanging in the balance. I need your help to save my son. Will anyone come forward? Will you help me to save my son’s life?” This is the plea of Aarpita Ghadge to the people of India. A call to help […]

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseSome people with NAFLD may have a more serious condition named non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In NASH, fat accumulation is associated with liver cell inflammation and different degrees of scarring. NASH is a potentially serious condition that may lead to severe liver scarring and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver sustains substantial damage, and the liver […]

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplant

Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai successfully performed a liver transplant on a critically ill one-year-old baby in February. He is the smallest baby, by weight at 6.5 kgs to have undergone a liver transplant in Maharashtra. The baby’s aunt Divya, donated a part of her liver to her nephew

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplantRam Mistry was diagnosed with end stage liver disease due to a rare congenital condition called Biliary Atresia, which progressed to advanced liver cirrhosis within months of his birth. The parents of the baby, Ishani and Pritesh Mistry are based in Gujarat. Finding a team familiar with who help in transplanting organs for small babies […]

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctors

Although India and Pakistan share strained ties with each other that has not become a hurdle, when it comes to matters of health. A renowned surgeon, Prof Dr Subhash Gupta is arriving in Karachi with his team to perform three to four liver transplants at the Ojha campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), this month

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctorsDUHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy at a medical conference on gastroenterology and liver diseases, organised by Pak GI and Liver Diseases Society (PGLDS) on Saturday, said, “Dr Gupta is coming to Karachi this month to carry out three to four liver transplant surgeries at the Ojha campus of DUHS.” Dr Gupta had performed a last […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital gets liver transplant licence

Sassoon Hospital in Pune receives permission to perform liver transplants. With this it will be the government run hospital in the city to perform liver transplants. A team of eight doctors will perform the procedure from live and cadaver donors

Pune: Sassoon Hospital gets liver transplant licenceThe hospital administration had written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the cause of organ donation, once it is able to perform these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s BJ Medical […]

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon Hospital

The hospital administration has written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. It expects to receive permission in the next week. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the movement of organ donation once it is able to perform these procedures

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon HospitalThe Sassoon General Hospital, Pune has applied to carry out liver and heart transplant procedures at the hospital recently. While these procedures are not done in this government hospital, the hospital administration has asked for the permission from the state and union government to carry out these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s […]

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in India

Doctors say while this procedure is life-saving, a lot of patients have to delay it because they are unable to find donor and / or gather funds required for the surgery and post-operative medication and care

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in IndiaIndia not only has around 2,000 liver transplant surgeries each year, it is also one of the few countries that have a sizable number of living liver donors. According to reports, liver transplant is an established means of treatment for end stage liver disease. Though this is a life-saving procedure, several patients face constraints due […]

Once again, kidney transplant programme gains momentum at Sion Hospital

Sion Hospital and LTMG Medical college are considered to be the foremost hospitals to started kidney transplant programme in Mumbai. After a short defunct, Sion hospital restarted the kidney transplant programme. Sion hospital doctors say that they do have a liver transplant team that’s very keen on starting such a programme soon

Once again, kidney transplant programme gains momentum at Sion HospitalKidney transplants in the city are not a new happening and Sion Hospital and LTMG Medical college are considered to be the foremost hospitals to start a kidney transplant programme in Mumbai. Now Sion Hospital, after a short break, has re-started with its programme. “Sion Hospital has been very active with this kidney transplant programme. […]

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 4

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, a 34-year-old woman’s husband granted the permission to donate her organs. The organ donation was done on October 10 in Mumbai’s Apollo Hospital. Woman’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated. This is Mumbai’s 46 th cadaver donation

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 434-year-old Navi Mumbai’s resident started feeling dizzy after which she was admitted to DY Patil Hospital. Her medical examination revealed that there was a blood clot in her brain. She was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Due to excessive bleeding she was declared brain dead. But, her family refused to believe the […]
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