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

Terming organ donation as a divine and godly act that has the power to saves many lives, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare urged everyone towards organ donation

Organ donation a divine and godly act which saves lives: Dr Harsh VardhanThe 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 […]

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven lives

In the last week of February, two incidents of organ donation were witnessed in Mumbai. In both cases, we see how organ donation awareness is slowly but steadily reaching to the people. And how one decision of theirs, helped change the lives of others for good. In Mumbai, nine organ donation occurred in the month of February this year

Mumbai: Two successive organ donations help save seven livesThe organ donation occurred at S.L. Raheja Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai. The organ donor was a 59-year-old man. A few days ago, he slipped and fell down the stairs and sustained a head injury. He was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. The doctors declared him brain-dead during the course of treatment. The family […]

Time to give ‘Green Signal’ to raise awareness about organ donation

The iconic century-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) railway station, was illuminated in bright green on Monday. It is lit up today, as it is India’s National Organ Donation Day

Time to give ‘Green Signal’ to raise awareness about organ donationIt has been lit up with these colours with an aim to highlight the cause of organ donation that is conventionally represented by a green ribbon. It symbolises hope for all those waiting for a second chance at life through transplantation. It reminds us of the men, women and children who have died waiting for […]

Organ donation: Hema Malini and Soha Ali Khan lead Asli HERO campaign

On Organ Donation Day (August 13), saw veteran actress and favourite of a billion Indians, Hema Malini and bestselling author and actress Soha Ali Khan appeal to citizens via twitter, to be an Asli HERO

Organ donation: Hema Malini and Soha Ali Khan lead Asli HERO campaignAn Asli HERO is an acronym for someone who ‘Helps Everyone Recycle Organs.’  The use of the world ‘Help’ in the acronym ‘HERO’ recognises that there is an entire ecosystem that holistically makes organ donation possible. The Asli HERO campaign is jointly presented by the charitable Amar Gandhi Foundation and ROTTO SOTTO (regional and state […]

Pune: Mass organ donation pledge campaign breaks Guinness World Record

The Guinness World Records has bestowed a certificate for the most people signing up for organ donation online in eight hours. This feat was achieved by Rotary International District 3131 and Sahyadri Hospitals in Pune, India

Pune: Mass organ donation pledge campaign breaks Guinness World RecordThe Rotary International mass pledging drive for organ donation has started at 11 am on Thursday and went on till 7 pm. Many across India and even abroad pledged their organ donors. The massive Organ Donation awareness program ‘Gift Life’ undertaken by Rotary District 3131 today got resounding success with 21, 600 people( and still […]

Organ donation: ‘I have seen a huge change in the approach to organ donation’

As part of My Medical Mantra’s organ donation awareness month, we bring you stories emphasise on organ donation. In conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997

Organ donation: ‘I have seen a huge change in the approach to organ donation’Q. What differences have you noticed from 1997, when you started your work on organ donation and now? A. Earlier, people never used to accept that brain death is possible. They used to ask if there are any other options still available to save the patient. But, now people are aware on what brain death […]

‘My child will be proud when he grows up,’ father on organ donation pledge

As part of its organ donation awareness campaign, My Medical Mantra spoke with Naval Commander Aditya KP, who had pledged the organs of his eight-months-old in February. While organ donation, before the age of two is not allowed, Commander Aditya KP, a proud father, believes that more children should be signed up for pledge forms of organ donation

‘My child will be proud when he grows up,’ father on organ donation pledgeWhile there are hundreds of kids on the waiting list to get the vital organs, there are few parents who give consent for their kids’ cadaver organ transplant. The couple wants all parents to pledge their children’s organs, so that others, in dire need of an organ transplant, can get a new lease on life. […]

Health ministry admits, India facing shortage of organ donors

In a written reply, to a question regarding whether there is shortage of human organ donors in the country; Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare admitted that India is indeed facing a shortage in terms of organ donors

Health ministry admits, India facing shortage of organ donorsThe estimated need for kidney, heart and liver donations and the number of organ transplants done is as under: Organs need for transplants of new cases of organ failure every year. Estimated number of organ transplants done per year (2017 Estimates) Organ Need for transplants Organ transplants done Kidney 2,00,000 8,000-10,000 Liver 30,000 1,800-2,000 Heart […]

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organs

The NGO’s working in the field and the doctors have expressed their happiness over the number of people who pledged for organ donation. While these pledges do not have any legal backing, experts say, this will help in building awareness in the country

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organsWhile answering a question in the legislative assembly, union health minister JP Nadda informed that as per data available with NOTTO, around 16.5 lakh people have pledged to donate their organs after death. Health minister, in his reply, said that there is an increase in awareness levels. Amruta Deogaonkar, President of Rotary district 3131, Gandhi […]

‘More to Give:’ Delhi Daredevils raise awareness on organ donation

India as a country has a celebrated and respected culture of giving. To put others’ needs in front of one’s own desires is something that is truly Indian. But this culture of giving is not reflected in the area of organ donation, because of lack of awareness and socio-cultural norms.  This is clearly evident in the extremely low donation numbers in India and the lack of awareness of the process of organ donation

‘More to Give:’ Delhi Daredevils raise awareness on organ donationFortis Healthcare had organised a special event celebrating the ‘Spirit of Giving’ to raise aware around the cause of cadaver organ donation. The special guest for this occasion was cricketer Gautam Gambhir and other team members and team officials were also present at the event. Other guests included Dr Avnish Seth, Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval […]
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