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

Last week, Mumbai witnessed its 66th and 67th organ donation. The city had seen eight organ donations in the month of September. This goes to show that awareness regarding organ donation is increasing in the city and day-by-day more people are becoming aware of the vital importance of organ donation

Organ donation: Septuagenarian brain-dead man gives a new lease of life to a patientOrgan 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 […]

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

On Sunday, October 20, Punekars will run a marathon to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation. The run has been organised by Lions Club International District 3234D2 in Pune. The marathon will have a run of 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km i.e. half-marathon. The run has been organised at Pune near BMCC college ground

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 […]

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’

They have to be alert at all times; the nature of their job requires complete dedication and commitment from them. As it is not just a job, but a mission to save lives. They have to keep their emotions in check and maintain composure while dealing with relatives of a patient. An organ transplant coordinator has many roles to fulfil, such as a counsellor and a life-saver

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but they do not let difficult moments get the better of them. “Sleepless nights are a part of my job. When a phone rings at midnight, I have only one thing on my mind, to rush to the hospital […]

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

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged all the concerned health ministers of states and union territories to spread awareness among the masses in regards to organ donation

‘Make organ donation a movement of the people,’ Dr Harsh Vardhan urges health ministersOne 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 […]

Organ donation: ‘We keep our fears aside, so that a person gets a new life’

An organ transplant coordinator is someone who helps give a person in need a new lease of life. As part of their job, they also need to be equipped with soft skills to deal with the emotions of the family. And respond to the situation as it unfolds before them. In the end, no matters how hard their work might seem they never give up and they carry on with their mission to spread awareness and save lives

Organ donation: ‘We keep our fears aside, so that a person gets a new life’Emotions run high in a family when their patient is declared as brain-dead. It is a difficult time for them. They are under stress with the bad news that they have received. And at the same time, the organ transplant coordinators have to approach them. It is not easy to speak with the family in […]

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

Navratri may have ended, but we are continuing our series on organ transplant coordinators whose work has helped change the lives of others. Today’s transplant coordinator didn’t know that she was going to be doing this job, this responsibility was suddenly thrust upon her but she readily accepted the challenge. She has seen some difficult cases, but she has not let anything affect her resilient spirit

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 […]

Organ donation: ‘Organising everything is a skilled job, but getting consent is challenging’

An organ transplant coordinator is someone who helps give a person in need a new lease of life. But apart from that, they have to handle several other responsibilities and maintain a work-life balance. In the end, no matters how hard their work might seem they never give up and they carry on with their mission to spread awareness and save lives

Organ donation: ‘Organising everything is a skilled job, but getting consent is challenging’Today, we introduce you to Shilpa Barve, although she has just been working in the field for 11 years, she has learnt a lot by observing her seniors. She has a zealous passion for her work and doesn’t mind the hours she has to put it, as for her everything she does is worth it […]

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

As we continue our series of organ transplant coordinator this Navratri season, we bring you a different story each day on a person who has made a difference in the lives of others by giving them a second chance to live. Today we introduce you to Manjiri Damle, who has been working in this field since the last 16 years. She handles cases of both live and cadaver organ donations. So far, she has managed to convince 150 live donors, along with counselling families of brain-dead patients

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 […]

#Navratri2019: Dandiya in dialysis centre brings joy on faces of patients

Navratri is a time of celebration for all, people dress up in traditional wear and play Dandiya and Garba in across different venues spread across the city. But patients who are on dialysis miss out on the fun due to their condition

#Navratri2019: Dandiya in dialysis centre brings joy on faces of patientsTo do something about this, Dr Jatin Kothari who heads Apex Kidney Care in Malad decided to try a novel approach to help cheer up patients at the dialysis centre. Today, a scene played out in the dialysis centre which would bring a smile to your face. While patients were undergoing dialysis, garba dancer came […]

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

In continuation with our series on organ transplant coordinators this Navratri, we bring to you a story of a woman whose journey has spanned 19 years so far in this field. Although she was unaware of the concept of organ donation at first, she soon realised the importance of it and embraced it as her mission. She is a firm believer in teamwork and ensures that work is carried out in an accurate manner

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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