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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Organ donation: ‘Earning the trust of relatives is hard, but it is not impossible’

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. Today, My Medical Mantra brings you the story of Lajawanti Dande, who works as an organ transplant coordinator at Dhoot Hospital in Aurangabad. […]

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Navratri Special: Educating police about organ donation is the need to hour

Today, My Medical Mantra brings you the story of Dr Sabeena Shaikh, an organ transplant coordinator and Assistant Director Medical Administration, who works at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. She has been instrumental behind saving the lives of hundreds of people Counselling the family of a brain-dead patient, and convincing them to donate organs, is the toughest […]

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Organ donation: ‘Noes’ don’t deter her, as one ‘yes’ can save many lives

She has spent several sleepless nights and at the times the day also stretches for too long. Day in, day out the mental pressure keeps piling up. There is no certainty that she will get a ‘yes.’ But she clings to the ray of hope that is she works hard someone’s life will be saved. […]

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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 […]

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