‘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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 ‘People’s participation and people’s awareness is the key for encouraging organ donation’

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (HFW) was speaking at the silver jubilee function of The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994 , organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), on Monday, July 8. Giving a clarion call for “Angdaan, Mahadaan, Mahakalyan,” Choubey said that people’s participation has to be ensured […]

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Fortis Hospital organises poster making competition to mark silver jubilee of Organ Transplant Act

The aim of this activity was to create awareness amongst school children and society about the Nobel cause of organ donation. More than 150 children, supported by their teachers, participated in the competition and were certified for their participation While speaking at the event, Dr Sandeep Sinha, Manager Cardiac Surgery & Clinical Coordinator Heart Transplant, […]

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Mumbai witnesses its 50th organ donation, crosses 2018’s figure in six months

Mumbai has hit its half-century when it comes to the number of cadaver donation recorded this year. With this feat, it has already crossed last year’s mark. 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. […]

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As organ transplant Act is set to complete silver jubilee, ROTTO-SOTTO urges people to pledge organs

The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994, will be completing 25 years since its existence on July 08. In order to mark this day, NOTTO has launched an awareness drive and have appealed to people to register for organ donation through online pledges. The Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (ROTTO) and State Organ and […]

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Govt plays an active role in organ donation awareness, informs health minister

The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. The Indian government has taken a series of measures to promote cadaver organ donation. The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) has a website that disseminates relevant information to all concerned, a 24 x 7 call centre […]

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‘Make organ donation pledges legal,’ urges activist

Organ donation: Maharashtra ranks second in cadaver donation

On the occasion of the ‘8th National Organ Donation Day’, Maharashtra received the second prize for its performance in the field of Cadaver Organ Donation, while Pune’s Sahyadri Hospital received the third prize. The state and hospital are awarded on various criteria’s like, the total number of cadaver organ donation, Information Communication Education (IEC) activity, […]

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