#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Give special attention to organ donation and transplant’

I performed my first transplant surgery in 1995. When I received training, except for kidney, no other transplants would take place in India. While the scenario has drastically changed, our medical colleges in India are still not equipped to train students in conducting transplants. Except for AIIMS, no other medical college in India can conduct […]

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Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to go

In comparison to other states in India, the highest number of cadaver organ donation has been witnessed in Maharashtra. The union health ministry also appreciated the efforts made by the state and Maharashtra bagged the award for being the best state in the field of deceased organ donation. The state received this award from the […]

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‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’

The Health Ministers felicitated and recognised the noble act of organ donation of several families of donors. “You have inspired and motivated all of us through your act of strength and humanity in your saddest moments of life, and we salute all those breavehearts for being a source of life for the needy,” Dr Harsh […]

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Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

In conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she started working for this cause. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. Now a 48-year-old woman, she is a transplant coordinator at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. […]

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#OrganDonation: Maharashtra best state in the field of deceased organ donation

Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator from Maharashtra, received an award for the best organ transplant coordinator in India. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. She initially would counsel people about eye donation and eventually entered into the field of organ donation. She was also the recipient of the […]

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Mumbai: Organ donation awareness rally organised at KEM Hospital

November 27 was observed as National Organ Donation Day, continuing its momentum this rally was organised to spread the word on organ donation. Organ 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 […]

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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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#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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