Organ donation: ‘Team of expert doctors will save time in multi-organ retrieval’

Today we introduce you to Sujata Ashtekar who has worked in this field since the last 19 years. And with each case of cadaver donations, she has to ensure that no mistakes are made. The entire team associated with the work of organ donation has to work with precision and remain coordinated with each other […]

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Vice President calls for easing procedures to regulate organ donation

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon the youth to overcome their apprehensions and take a pledge to donate their organs. He said that the youth, with their scientific outlook to Indian traditions, can convince the society to make organ donation a mission. Terming organ donation as a ‘delicate and sensitive’ process that requires […]

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#ChildrensDay: Father’s consent to donate son’s organs, helps save three lives

Donor’s father consented to donate his brain-dead son’s liver, kidneys, cornea, patella and diaphysis (bones). The father’s brave decision to donate his son’s organs on the eve of Children’s Day, gave a new lease of life to three patients suffering from end-stage organ failure. The liver, kidneys, corneas and bones were retrieved during the cadaver […]

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Organ donation a divine and godly act which saves lives: Dr Harsh Vardhan

The union health minister presided over the Donor Felicitation Ceremony organised by Organ Retrieval Banking Organization (ORBO) at AIIMS in New Delhi on Wednesday, November 13. Dr Harsh Vardhan along with Shri Kiren Rijiju and Mary Kom felicitated families of 38 multi-organ donors, 5 whole-body donors who donated whole bodies for medical education, and 8 […]

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CM Patnaik announces award for organ donors, after man from Odisha helps save four lives

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, has announced an annual award in the name of ‘Suraj’ whose organs were been donated by his parents CM Patnaik has also announced an award of Rs 5 lakh to the family in recognition for their inspiring humane act With an aim to promote the cause of organ donation and […]

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Family reaches out to counsellor, expressing their wish for organ donation

A 55-year old woman’s family voluntarily came forward today and gave consent for organ donation. It was not counsellor that approached the family, but the family approached counsellor expressing their wish for organ donation. Incidentally, with organ donation, Sassoon had its third liver transplant. This is a good sign that families are coming forward themselves […]

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Mumbai witnesses 50% rise in organ donation, in comparison to 2018

The family of a 72-year-old man from Mumbai saved a precious life by consenting to donate his liver at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH) on Wednesday. The family’s decision also marked the 72nd cadaveric donation of Mumbai. The donor, with a history of stroke ten years ago, was rushed to the hospital on November 4 […]

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50-yr-old woman donates kidney, saves daughters-in-law’s life

Pune: Mother gives rebirth to her son by donating her kidney to save his life

A 24-year-old youth from Kolhapur was diagnosed with chronic renal disease and was undergoing renal dialysis for the last nine months. However, as his condition was not improving, he was referred to Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune for further management. After a careful assessment, the doctors advised that he needed a renal transplant. The patient’s […]

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#OrganDonation: Grandmother donates part of her liver to save the life of her grandson

The Kundu family, residents of Raipur were blessed with a baby boy, Piyush, at a private hospital in Kolkata. However, soon after his birth, the baby was diagnosed with jaundice. Tests were conducted and doctors at the hospital diagnosed the baby with biliary atresia, a disease in which the bile ducts outside and inside the […]

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