Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

After retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

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Scientists discovered new pain organ in the skin

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and impacts. The discovery is being published in the journal Science. Pain causes suffering and results in substantial costs for society. Almost one person in every five experiences constant pain and there […]

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Doctor creates music album to spread awareness on organ donation

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, a music album ‘Ungadaan Mahadaan’ has been launched. Dr Vijay Bhave, a paediatrician from Mumbai has written songs of this music album. The music album is in Hindi and is available on YouTube. The album is getting […]

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Soon: Organ donation information to be printed on your driving license

In 2016,  4,80,000 accidents took place in India 1,50,000 people died in the accidents The accidental deaths have increased by 3% Every day, 413 citizens lose their lives in accidents While speaking on the subject, Nitin Gadkari, Union transport minister said, “One of the leading company has given me the proposal. We are signing an agreement […]

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Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipient

About two years ago, in 2015 Vikhroli’s resident Anthony D’Souza and his wife were shocked when they learnt that their beloved daughter Sweden, aged 17 at the time, was diagnosed with end stage heart disease. All they knew then was that she ardently needed a heart transplant. It was on January 2, 2016, that the […]

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Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new home

‘If not for the timely donation, this birthday wouldn’t have been possible’

There 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 […]

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Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins

1 donor can save up to 8 lives. So, to spread awareness on organ donation, ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ is working tirelessly. Organ donation march has begun from Bombay to Goa. This is the second year, the march has been conducted. The main aim is to create awareness regarding organ donation in the rural […]

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