Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

The amendment also allows the live organ donation from first cousins having common grandparent(s) and their spouses. Also, the amendment includes live organ donation from both maternal and paternal uncles and aunts of the recipient and their spouses

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easierSoon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]

Liver transplant under common man’s reach, KEM performs year’s first surgery

A 40-year-old patient at KEM Hospital in Mumbai got a cadaver liver for transplant on Tuesday after the Mumbai traffic police arranged green corridor. KEM Hospital has subsidised the cost to an estimate Rs3-5 lakh

Liver transplant under common man’s reach, KEM performs year’s first surgeryAfter waiting for over a year, a 40-year-old patient at KEM Hospital in Mumbai got a cadaver liver for transplant on Tuesday. According to Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), family of a 45-year-old man declared brain-dead after intracranial bleeding at Fortis Hospital agreed to donate his organs. This is the first liver transplant in 2017 […]

Dr Thomas Starzl who performed world’s first liver transplant, dies

The renowned doctor died on Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh, reported University of Pittsburg. Dr Starzl performed the world's first liver transplant in 1963, world's first successful liver transplant in 1967, and pioneered kidney transplantation from cadavers

Dr Thomas Starzl who performed world’s first liver transplant, diesDr. Thomas Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplantation and the driving force behind the world’s first baboon-to-human liver transplants and research on anti-rejection drugs, has died. He was 90. The University of Pittsburgh, speaking on behalf of Starzl’s family, said the renowned doctor “died peacefully” Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh. Starzl performed the world’s […]

Mumbai gets its third heart transplant centre after Global Hospitals acquire license for it

The Parel-based hospital also has license for carrying out kidney transplant, liver transplant, pancreas transplant and intestine transplant

Mumbai gets its third heart transplant centre after Global Hospitals acquire license for itMumbai got its third centre for heart transplant after Global Hospitals in Parel acquired license for it. The hospital’s dedicated heart clinic will be headed by Dr Z Hamdulay, Director of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, and will offer end-to-end customised services to cardiac patients. “With years of experience in dealing with cardiac patients and heart […]

Eight-month-old Pakistan boy becomes youngest bone marrow donor in India

After being diagnosed with a rare disease wherein abnormal cells eat away normal cells, Zeenia’s parents came to Bangalore’s Narayan Health City in search for an advanced bone marrow transplant facility

Eight-month-old Pakistan boy becomes youngest bone marrow donor in IndiaEight-month-old Pakistan boy has become one of the youngest bone marrow donors in India after he donated stem cells to save his two-year-old sister, who underwent a surgery at Narayana Health City in Bangalore. At the age of 11 months, Zeenia was diagnosed of a rare disease called Hemaphagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), where bone marrow produces […]

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 lives

Sanjay Dubey, who is (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation was awarded on the 7th Indian National Organ Donation Day for facilitating 13 green corridors

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 livesDriven by his commitment to not let a single organ be wasted, Sanjay Dubey, (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation, facilitated highest number of inter-state green corridors in the country, which saved 97 lives. He carried out 13 inter-state green corridors “When I took charge as commissioner of Indore […]

Scientists to develop technology that will grow healthy intestine for transplant

The findings describe an unprecedented approach to engineer and study tissues in the intestine – the body's largest immune organ, its food processor and main interface with the outside world

Scientists to develop technology that will grow healthy intestine for transplantScientists report in Nature Medicine using human pluripotent stem cells to grow human intestinal tissues that have functioning nerves in a laboratory, and then using these to recreate and study a severe intestinal nerve disorder called Hirschsprung’s disease. Published online, the findings describe an unprecedented approach to engineer and study tissues in the intestine – […]

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Heart transplanted from Indore to Mumbai in record two hours

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya PradeshOn November 8, Mumbai saw its second successful inter-state heart transplant. The donor’s heart was transported from Subash hospital, Indore, to Fortis hospital in Mulund in record two hours. The surgery, carried out by a team of doctors at Fortis, saved life of a 46-year-old man from Alibaug, Raigad. The recipient was suffering from dilated […]

First-of-its-kind surgery in India gives a new lease of life to Mumbai resident

58-year-old Manju Moradia undergoes liver transplant along with obesity surgery, says surgery has given her a new life

First-of-its-kind surgery in India gives a new lease of life to Mumbai residentObesity surgery can be life-saving and 58-year-old Vile Parle, Mumbai, resident Manju Moradia is a testimony for the same. Three months ago, at 99kg, Moradia’s wished to lose weight to cure her back pain and uncontrolled diabetes as obesity had already damaged the liver. Moradia approached the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in July with multiple […]