Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to go

In comparison to other states in India, the highest number of cadaver organ donation has been witnessed in Maharashtra. The union health ministry also appreciated the efforts made by the state and Maharashtra bagged the award for being the best state in the field of deceased organ donation. The state received this award from the […]

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‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’

The Health Ministers felicitated and recognised the noble act of organ donation of several families of donors. “You have inspired and motivated all of us through your act of strength and humanity in your saddest moments of life, and we salute all those breavehearts for being a source of life for the needy,” Dr Harsh […]

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#OrganDonation: Maharashtra best state in the field of deceased organ donation

Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator from Maharashtra, received an award for the best organ transplant coordinator in India. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. She initially would counsel people about eye donation and eventually entered into the field of organ donation. She was also the recipient of the […]

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Mumbai: Organ donation awareness rally organised at KEM Hospital

November 27 was observed as National Organ Donation Day, continuing its momentum this rally was organised to spread the word on organ donation. 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 […]

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This chatbot will clear doubts about organ donation

I Gift Life, a Pune-based NGO, has developed a chatbot which will answer any type of question about organ donation. The massive database, of the things related to organ donation, is designed with the help of all transplant coordinators, and ZTCC Pune. The chatbot will chat with the person, and answer any question asked about […]

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Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

After retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

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Organ donation: ‘Team of expert doctors will save time in multi-organ retrieval’

Today we introduce you to Sujata Ashtekar who has worked in this field since the last 19 years. And with each case of cadaver donations, she has to ensure that no mistakes are made. The entire team associated with the work of organ donation has to work with precision and remain coordinated with each other […]

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Organ donation: With only a few govt hospitals, organ transplants still a distant dream for poor

Out of 25 hospitals that carry out organ transplants, Sassoon Hospital is the only government hospital in Maharashtra which carries out liver transplants. The staff of this govt hospital had taken an initiative to equip the govt medical college to cater to the poor and train aspiring transplant surgeons. It’s been two months now that […]

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With only one govt hospital in Maha, organ transplants still cater to rich

It’s been two months now that Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) became the first government run hospital to carry out liver transplant. Since then every day around two to three people are coming to inquire about it at the hospital. Out of 25 hospitals that carry out liver transplant there is only one government hospital in […]

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