Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

Surekha Joshi was awarded for being the best transplant coordinator in Maharashtra at the ‘10th Indian Organ Donation Day’ ceremony, organised by National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. My Medical Mantra had recently interviewed her and spoke to her about her journey in the field of organ donation

Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator awardIn conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she started working for this cause. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. Now a 48-year-old woman, she is a transplant coordinator at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. […]

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 […]

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

Mumbai witnessed its 73rd cadaver donation and retrieval on November 14 at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. This became possible after the father of 21-year-old male from Vashi, Navi Mumbai consented to donate his beloved son’s organs

#ChildrensDay: Father’s consent to donate son’s organs, helps save three livesDonor’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 […]

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

Awareness regarding organ donation is increasing in the city and more people are becoming aware of the vital importance of organ donation. As people are slowly warming up to the concept of organ donation, we come across incidents where the relatives of a patient come forward to donate their loved one's organs 

Family reaches out to counsellor, expressing their wish for organ donationA 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 […]

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

On Wednesday, the count of cadaver donations in Mumbai touched 72, this is 50 per cent more than the donations in 2018. There were 48 organ donations in 2018

Mumbai witnesses 50% rise in organ donation, in comparison to 2018The 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 […]

Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three lives

On Thursday, October 17, Mumbai witnessed its 69th organ donation, when the family of a 60-year-old brain-dead woman consented to donate her organs. During the last week itself, the city had witnessed three cadaver donations

Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three livesAs 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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]
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