Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three lives

On Thursday, October 17, Mumbai witnessed its 69th organ donation, when the family of a 60-year-old brain-dead woman consented to donate her organs. During the last week itself, the city had witnessed three cadaver donations

Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save three livesAs awareness regarding organ donation is slowly but steadily growing, more people are coming forward to donate the organs of their loved ones. This noble gesture helped save the lives of innocent people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. A 60-year-old woman was declared brain-dead by doctors. After being counselled the patient’s relative […]

Organ donation: Septuagenarian brain-dead man gives a new lease of life to a patient

Last week, Mumbai witnessed its 66th and 67th organ donation. The city had seen eight organ donations in the month of September. This goes to show that awareness regarding organ donation is increasing in the city and day-by-day more people are becoming aware of the vital importance of organ donation

Organ donation: Septuagenarian brain-dead man gives a new lease of life to a patientOrgan 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 a large number of deaths among patients as they do not receive an organ in time. A 75-year-old man was declared brain-dead by […]

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’

They have to be alert at all times; the nature of their job requires complete dedication and commitment from them. As it is not just a job, but a mission to save lives. They have to keep their emotions in check and maintain composure while dealing with relatives of a patient. An organ transplant coordinator has many roles to fulfil, such as a counsellor and a life-saver

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but they do not let difficult moments get the better of them. “Sleepless nights are a part of my job. When a phone rings at midnight, I have only one thing on my mind, to rush to the hospital […]

Organ donation: ‘We keep our fears aside, so that a person gets a new life’

An organ transplant coordinator is someone who helps give a person in need a new lease of life. As part of their job, they also need to be equipped with soft skills to deal with the emotions of the family. And respond to the situation as it unfolds before them. In the end, no matters how hard their work might seem they never give up and they carry on with their mission to spread awareness and save lives

Organ donation: ‘We keep our fears aside, so that a person gets a new life’Emotions run high in a family when their patient is declared as brain-dead. It is a difficult time for them. They are under stress with the bad news that they have received. And at the same time, the organ transplant coordinators have to approach them. It is not easy to speak with the family in […]

Good News: Pune witnesses its 50th organ donation

This is an indication that Punekars are warming up to the concept of organ donation. This goes to show that awareness regarding organ donation is increasing in the city and day-by-day more people are becoming aware of the vital importance of organ donation. As awareness about the organ donation process is steadily on the rise, more family members are coming ahead themselves to give consent

Good News: Pune witnesses its 50th organ donationThe efforts taken by the state of Maharashtra has led to growing awareness about the concept of organ donation in Maharashtra. The ceaseless work of ZTCC coordinators and everyone involved in the process of organ donation has led to this A cadaver donation took occurred aon Tuesday, October 08. A 23-year-old had met with an […]

Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’

Navratri may have ended, but we are continuing our series on organ transplant coordinators whose work has helped change the lives of others. Today’s transplant coordinator didn’t know that she was going to be doing this job, this responsibility was suddenly thrust upon her but she readily accepted the challenge. She has seen some difficult cases, but she has not let anything affect her resilient spirit

Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’An organ transplant coordinator has to remain on their toes. Their mind needs to be alert. For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but the confidence which beams from them, suggests that it is not difficult either. They give their best through a selfless gesture to […]

Organ donation: ‘Organising everything is a skilled job, but getting consent is challenging’

An organ transplant coordinator is someone who helps give a person in need a new lease of life. But apart from that, they have to handle several other responsibilities and maintain a work-life balance. In the end, no matters how hard their work might seem they never give up and they carry on with their mission to spread awareness and save lives

Organ donation: ‘Organising everything is a skilled job, but getting consent is challenging’Today, we introduce you to Shilpa Barve, although she has just been working in the field for 11 years, she has learnt a lot by observing her seniors. She has a zealous passion for her work and doesn’t mind the hours she has to put it, as for her everything she does is worth it […]

Organ donation: ‘We need to share the grief and pain of relatives to connect with them’

As we continue our series of organ transplant coordinator this Navratri season, we bring you a different story each day on a person who has made a difference in the lives of others by giving them a second chance to live. Today we introduce you to Manjiri Damle, who has been working in this field since the last 16 years. She handles cases of both live and cadaver organ donations. So far, she has managed to convince 150 live donors, along with counselling families of brain-dead patients

Organ donation: ‘We need to share the grief and pain of relatives to connect with them’With each and every passing day, the waiting list of people, who are in dire need of organ transplantation is increasing. Currently, in India, a whopping 5 lakh patients are waiting for a kidney transplant and only 8,000 kidneys are available for transplant every year. In the current scenario, the role of an organ transplant […]

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

In continuation with our series on organ transplant coordinators this Navratri, we bring to you a story of a woman whose journey has spanned 19 years so far in this field. Although she was unaware of the concept of organ donation at first, she soon realised the importance of it and embraced it as her mission. She is a firm believer in teamwork and ensures that work is carried out in an accurate manner

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 […]

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’

This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live. They are the unsung heroes who still remain motivated in the face of failure

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. Today, we introduce you to Sharmila Padhye, a 51-year-old Medical Social Worker (MSW), from Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, who has been doing […]