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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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Kalyan: 43-year-old brain-dead woman helps save three lives

The family of the 43-year-old woman consented to donate her liver, kidneys and corneas. Superlative efforts between surgical and non-surgical teams, nursing, medical social workers and police officials enabled this feat, subsequently bestowing a new lease of life to five patients suffering from end-stage organ failure. The brain-dead donor is survived by her husband and […]

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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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Fortis Hospital spreads awareness on organ donation with #MoreToGive campaign

Every year over 5 lakh Indians lose their lives waiting for an organ. According to the 2017 data, over 800 plus organ donations have taken place which represents only 0.8 people per million individuals donated organs. In order to address this concern, the team at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai hosted the #MoreToGive initiative at Phoenix Market […]

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Experts demand prior legal consent to boost organ donation campaign

While the government is pondering over providing monetary help to organ donor families, experts believe that presumed consent may be a viable method of addressing the organ shortage in India. Presumed consent is alternatively known as an ‘opt-out’ system. This means that if the deceased has expressed a wish in life not to be an […]

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