This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplants

Jérôme Hamon received the world’s first full face transplant near Paris in July 2010. But after catching a cold he took antibiotics incompatible with his treatment. His condition deteriorated and earlier this year he underwent a second transplant. He now insists he is getting used to a new identity and feels ‘very well in myself’

This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplantsA man in Paris has become the world’s first to successfully receive two facial transplants. Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterised by the growth of tumours along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. Yet Hamon’s body rejected the […]

Organ donation: Elderly brain-dead woman saves three

Family of a 55-year-old brain-dead woman from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, consented to donate organs, on Sunday. The patient was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, after suffering a brain haemorrhage

Organ donation: Elderly brain-dead woman saves threeOrgan donation has gained momentum in the past few years. In 2017, Maharashtra broke its own record by completing 133 cadaver donations, exceeding 2016’s record-breaking feat of 132. In a heartening trend, last year, contribution from smaller cities to the overall organ donation pool saw a healthy rise. In the same vein, a 55-year-old has […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra introduces chapter in SSC syllabus

Organ donation is the need of the hour. As, one organ donor can save up to eight lives. There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant

Organ donation: Maharashtra introduces chapter in SSC syllabusIn an effort to boost awareness on the cause of organ donation, the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, has decided to add topics on organ transplantation and organ donation to teach students about the issue. From the new academic years onwards, SSC students can look forward to learning about this through their […]

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplant

Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai successfully performed a liver transplant on a critically ill one-year-old baby in February. He is the smallest baby, by weight at 6.5 kgs to have undergone a liver transplant in Maharashtra. The baby’s aunt Divya, donated a part of her liver to her nephew

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplantRam Mistry was diagnosed with end stage liver disease due to a rare congenital condition called Biliary Atresia, which progressed to advanced liver cirrhosis within months of his birth. The parents of the baby, Ishani and Pritesh Mistry are based in Gujarat. Finding a team familiar with who help in transplanting organs for small babies […]

College ID cards to soon convey organ donation status

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Maharashtra has put forth a unique and innovative idea, which will help give an impetus to organ donation in the country. If its proposal is accepted student identity cards will have information on organ donor status

College ID cards to soon convey organ donation statusThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have sent a proposal to the technical and higher education ministry which will help boost the cause of organ donation. In its proposal it has stated that identity cards issued to students should be printed with the person’s status on organ donation, and whether the said person […]

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 […]

Organ donation: ZTCC launches mobile app

Programmes were organised on the 18th inception day of Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee’ at Swatantryaveer Savarkar auditorium, Dadar. An app was launched to make the organ donation process easy and fast. Also, at the event 34 organ donors from Mumbai and Maharashtra were felicitated

Organ donation: ZTCC launches mobile appPatients enrolling their names in ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Center), don’t know how to register or where to go. Also, many documents are required for this process. It is a lengthy process. So, ZTCC has launched a new app to ease the process for the patients and their relatives. Through this app, patients can fill […]

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP Nadda

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Union health minister JP Nadda tweeted, “Our government is implementing National Organ Transplant Programme for promotion of organ donation from deceased persons in order to increase the availability of organs for transplant to save lives"

Organ donation: ‘Centre has developed standard curriculum’, JP NaddaThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

Soon: Organ donation information to be printed on your driving license

Nitin Gadkari, Union transport minister said, one of the leading company has given the proposal. We are signing an agreement with them to incorporate the organ donation information on the driving license. Earlier, Nagpur’s RTO Officer Sharad Jichkar had written a letter to the transport commissioner regarding the same

Soon: Organ donation information to be printed on your driving licenseIn 2016,  4,80,000 accidents took place in India 1,50,000 people died in the accidents The accidental deaths have increased by 3% Every day, 413 citizens lose their lives in accidents While speaking on the subject, Nitin Gadkari, Union transport minister said, “One of the leading company has given me the proposal. We are signing an agreement […]

Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipient

Sweden D’souza was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2015, received a heart from a 20-year-old donor from Indore in Jan 2016. Today, she leads a normal life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, her father talks about the importance of organ donation and Sweden’s journey till now. Also, last year, she successfully passed her HSC exams securing a first class!

Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipientAbout two years ago, in 2015 Vikhroli’s resident Anthony D’Souza and his wife were shocked when they learnt that their beloved daughter Sweden, aged 17 at the time, was diagnosed with end stage heart disease. All they knew then was that she ardently needed a heart transplant. It was on January 2, 2016, that the […]
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