Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hours

Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One of them, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to emulate

Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hoursOrgan-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to. Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are on their feet the whole time, hunched over the operating table. They minimize breaks for the bathroom or refreshments. And they need […]

Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant girl prepares for 12th exams exactly a year after her historic surgery

Sweden D'Souza's father is happy with her recovery. He is also trying hard to manage money for medicines, which cost Rs15,000 per month

Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant girl prepares for 12th exams exactly a year after her historic surgeryDiagnosed with an end-stage heart disease, doctors had told teenager Sweden D’Souza that her survival chances were only up to six months if she did not undergo a transplant surgery. While she was inching close to death, on January 2, 2016, Sweden’s desperate prayers were answered when she received a call from Mulund’s Fortis Hospital […]

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracle

In October My Medical Mantra had reported about Yogesh Mule’s struggle to collect funds for his daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracleYogesh Mule is waiting for a miracle which can save his three-year-old daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April this year. Aaradhya, who is under treatment at Fortis Hospital, suffered a heart failure due to viral myocarditis – a viral infection affecting heart’s functioning. Only 10% of her heart is functioning. […]

Priority take-off and landing for airplane carrying organs for transplant

Aviation ministry sets the norm to standardise practise for organ transportation by air in India. New norms conveyed to airlines, asked to avoid any delay once the organ reaches airport

Priority take-off and landing for airplane carrying organs for transplantIn its attempt to standardise practise for human organ transplantation across India, aviation ministry permits aircraft carrying human cadaveric organs for transplant to be allowed to take off and land on priority basis. According to the first set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) drafted by the Bureau of Civic Aviation Security (BCAS), this will facilitate […]

Four womb transplant surgeries in US give hope to women born sans uterus

The four surgeries took place between September 14 and 22 and this is the first time living-donor womb transplants have been performed in the United States

Four womb transplant surgeries in US give hope to women born sans uterusFour American women received womb transplants from living donors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, as reported by the TIME. This is the first time living-donor womb transplants have been performed in the United States. The four surgeries took place between September 14 and 22, and three womb transplants were removed after tests revealed […]