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

The government needs to look at how they can fund transplants. One solution using a portion of tax collections into providing health insurance for everyone. This is crucial and will benefit a lot of people as most insurance companies do not cover transplants

#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 […]

My Medical Mantra turns 3: Thank you, readers!

My Medical Mantra completed three years on December 04, 2019 since its inception the health news portal has focused on the noble cause of organ donation. It has helped spread awareness on organ donation through its stories. It has also helped people in need through its crowdfunding stories. We thank our readers for having faith on us and being part of this journey

My Medical Mantra turns 3: Thank you, readers!My Medical Mantra completes 3 years, one of the organisation’s main focus is to raise awareness on organ donation and it is its mission to spread a word on the importance of organ donation among people. In the last 3 years, My Medical Mantra has been successful in spreading awareness about this noble cause. Through […]

Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to go

Although the state of Maharashtra has pipped Tamil Nadu and Telangana to top ‘deceased donation’ list. It still has a lot more to achieve. In terms of awareness, a lot more needs to be done. And while cadaver organ donations are at an all-time high in the state, public hospitals and medical colleges have little claim in the success

Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to goIn 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 […]

‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’

The union health minister presided over the 10th Indian Organ Donation Day. He urged people to pledge for organ donation and to save lives of the needy

‘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 […]

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. […]

#OrganDonation: Maharashtra best state in the field of deceased organ donation

The state of Maharashtra received an award for being the best state in the field of deceased organ donation at the ‘10th Indian Organ Donation Day’ ceremony, organised by National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi on Saturday, November 30

#OrganDonation: Maharashtra best state in the field of deceased organ donationSurekha 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 […]

Mumbai: Organ donation awareness rally organised at KEM Hospital

The rally was organised by the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation (ROTTO) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO). More than 150 participants from Rotto-Sotto associated NGO’s, ZTCC Mumbai, staff and students of KEM College of nursing, and NSS students from M.D. College, Parel participated in this organ donation awareness rally

Mumbai: Organ donation awareness rally organised at KEM HospitalNovember 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 […]

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

In India, paired kidney exchange is legal. Mutual compatibilities can be found between pairs in such registries, which pave the way for a kidney exchange between such pairs. Paired kidney exchanges (PKE) can be performed as binaries (swaps), but more patients can benefit if such swaps are extended into longer chains or cycles with help of ASTRA

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplantAs 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 […]

This chatbot will clear doubts about organ donation

I Gift Life, a Pune-based NGO has developed a chatbot which will answer and clear any type of question about organ donation. The chatbot's database is designed with the help of all transplant coordinators, and ZTCC Pune. The purpose is to provide authentic and reliable information on a single platform

This chatbot will clear doubts about organ donationI 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 […]

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

Keeping in line with our stories which share a theme of organ donation, today we bring you the inspiring story of an individual who is truly 'out there' to spread awareness on organ donation. This 68-year-old health ambassador is on a mission to spread awareness on tobacco-related diseases and organ donation

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stationsAfter 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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