#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Give special attention to organ donation and transplant’

I performed my first transplant surgery in 1995. When I received training, except for kidney, no other transplants would take place in India. While the scenario has drastically changed, our medical colleges in India are still not equipped to train students in conducting transplants. Except for AIIMS, no other medical college in India can conduct […]

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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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Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

In 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. […]

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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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Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

As we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

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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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