Organ donation: Swara Bhaskar and Nagraj Manjule support My Medical Mantra’s campaign

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one donor can save up to 8 lives. Now, actress Swara Bhaskar has appealed everyone to donate organs. While, director Nagraj Manjule supported My Medical Mantra’s organ donation campaign

Organ donation: Swara Bhaskar and Nagraj Manjule support My Medical Mantra’s campaignThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donor

The Netherlands has passed a new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they ‘opt out’ specifically. The law is expected to be implemented in 2020 after approval from King Willem-Alexander. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France. Regarding this move, My Medical Mantra spoke to the organisations which are tirelessly working to create awareness on organ donation and this step has received a mixed response

Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donorAs per CNN’s report, a new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors — unless they ‘opt out’ of the system. Every person over 18 who is not registered will receive a letter asking whether they wish to donate their organs. Failure to respond to this letter — or another six weeks […]

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza

Organ donation is a noble cause. As a mark of respect to the donor families, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s Nephrology department organized its 12 th Organ Donor Felicitation Programme. Through this event, the Hospital aims to increase awareness about organ donation amongst citizens so as to lessen the gap between the demand and supply of life-saving organs

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza  Organ donation not only gifts a life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ; it saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, it prevents a child from growing up without a parent, it adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut […]

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his body

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Similarly, Rasiklal Walia, (75), a Borivali resident, who was confined to bed said, ‘I won’t survive, but donate my body’. He told his daughters that it is his last wish. After which his three daughters donated his body at KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Daughters fulfilled father’s last wish by donating his bodyMumbai’s Walia family has set a new example for the society, by creating awareness about organ donation. The skin and eye donation procedure was completed at the Masina Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai. His eyes were donated at the Parel eye bank and his skin was donated at the Masina Hospital’s eye bank. While, his body was […]

Pune hospital gears up to perform country’s third uterus transplant

The authorisation committee at government's Sassoon General Hospital in Pune gave the approval on Friday to the Galaxy Care Hospital. Accordingly, the third uterus transplant will be carried out on January 26

Pune hospital gears up to perform country’s third uterus transplantAfter the first two successful uterus transplants in the country, Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune has acquire the permission to carry out third uterus transplant on Friday.  As per the hospital management, the two women that were the first one in the country to undergo uterus transplant, will undergo embryo transplant in January or February this […]

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to run

Three months ago, Sandeep Kalsiwal, a Jalgaon resident underwent liver transplantation. Now, Sandeep is planning to participate in the Mumbai Marathon which will be held on January 21. Sandeep’s vital decision will inspire many and will help to create awareness regarding the organ donation

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to runPeople across the city, nation and the world are gearing up for the upcoming Mumbai Marathon scheduled on January 21. The runners are occupying tracks in parks, roads and beaches.  To create awareness on healthy lifestyle and liver ailments, the nephrologists from the private hospitals, the liver donors and the recipients will also participate in […]

Organ donation: A doctor couple takes a unique oath before marriage

Usually, before getting married, the couple promises to love each other throughout the life, to support each other through the thick and thin. Along with the same promises, a Pune couple married in an unconventional way, by pledging to donate their organs

Organ donation: A doctor couple takes a unique oath before marriageOn Sunday, Dr Pratik Raut, the groom who is oral and maxillo-facial surgeon and is consulting at different hospitals in Pune, married Dr Uttara Deshpande, a forensic odontologist. Before the rituals began, the groom gave a special presentation on organ donation to all the attendants. Both of them also filled the form for organ donation. […]

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’

2,00,000 recipients are waiting for kidney transplant only 8,000 donors are there. The demand for organs and tissues for transplantation is far more than availability of the organs like liver, heart and cornea as well

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’The estimated requirement of major organs and tissue as available with NOTTO is as under: Organ/Tissue      Required     Available Kidney                     200000         8000 Liver                          50000           1500 Heart      […]

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’

As a part of our affordable transplant series, we take a look at how transplants in the country need to be made affordable for everyone. As per experts, private hospitals are not very feasible when it comes to organ transplants

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’Organ donation can save and enrich lives. Unfortunately, the need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate. If you look around you, you will most definitely come across at least one person requiring an organ transplant. But, the scenario is changing. The year 2017, recorded the highest cadaver organ […]
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