Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialogues

There 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 waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, Mumbai’s Apex Kidney Foundation created awareness on organ donation through Mumbai Marathon by flashing boards regarding the same. The kidney transplant patients participated in the marathon

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialoguesDialogues of the superhit movies like Dangal, Bahubali and Dabangg were used for this organ donation campaign. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shibani Gulati, who participated in the Mumbai Marathon said, “Even after kidney transplantation, I do not consider myself as a patient. Since the year 2014, I am running 21Km marathon. My husband has […]

‘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 […]

In India, a new heart comes at a heavy price

Heart transplant surgery can save lives but costs between Rs18-25lakh for an adult in India at private hospitals. Government hospitals don’t offer heart transplants. My Medical Mantra understand from experts why the surgery and post-operative care continues to remain expensive in the country

In India, a new heart comes at a heavy priceIn International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study in April 2017, an estimated 5.4 million heart failure patients reside in India and the number of heart failures is expected to grow further. The study revealed that 46 per cent of heart failure patients die within one-year due to cardiac reason. Therefore, the need of the hour is to develop […]

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in India

Doctors say while this procedure is life-saving, a lot of patients have to delay it because they are unable to find donor and / or gather funds required for the surgery and post-operative medication and care

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in IndiaIndia not only has around 2,000 liver transplant surgeries each year, it is also one of the few countries that have a sizable number of living liver donors. According to reports, liver transplant is an established means of treatment for end stage liver disease. Though this is a life-saving procedure, several patients face constraints due […]

Double organ transplant nothing short of a history: doctor

Dr Vrishali Patil, the head of the team that performed simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplant surgery in Pune last year, said organ donation has the power to transform lives and India needs to strengthen its organ donation program

Double organ transplant nothing short of a history: doctorDr Vrishali Patil, the head of the team, said this procedure is path-breaking and history has been made. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, she said, “Meeting the patient, who has undergone pancreas and kindly transplant simultaneously, now gives me a true sense of fulfilment. Before the operation, he had suicidal thoughts but post operation, I […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

The athlete underwent a second heart transplant in September 2017. She said the experience has reinforced her faith prayers and she hopes to spread awareness about repeat transplants though the efforts of her NGO

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena RajuReena Raju is a true inspiration. Her zeal for life continued even after she underwent a heart transplant in 2009. Not letting this life-changing moment derail her plans, she pursues athletics at national level, is an adventure sports enthusiast and the founder of NGO, Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation. Reena is equally positive about […]

Mumbai: School children pledge to donate organs

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, Dadar’s Shishu Vihar Vidya Mandir, school had organised a programme on organ donation with the help of Seva Foundation

Mumbai: School children pledge to donate organsThere 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 […]

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellor

Often, patients and their relatives stress out when the doctors inform them that there is no option other than transplantation. Numerous questions like, now what? Whom to consult? How to acquire liver? Arise in the mind. So, to comfort the patients and help them to get back on the track, This Mumbai doctor, who has undergone liver transplantation, is going extra miles by counseling patients, by helping them to cope and encouraging them to embrace life

Know Mumbai doc’s journey from a patient to counsellorMeet Dr Anil Suchak, who resides in Malad (west) and also owns a hospital there. Since past 38 years, Dr Suchak is serving the patients. Now,  he also counsels them. When Dr Suchak was on duty at Titwala, near Mumbai, he met with an accident. While returning from Titwala to Malad, his bike dashed against […]

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say experts

Stress, anxiety and depression are common prolonged factors seen in such cases. Reasons behind stress may include fear of dying, financial insecurity, worrying about family members, undergoing constant hospitalisation, prolonged medication etc

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say expertsOrgan transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the heart, lungs, kidneys or the liver; an organ recipient on the wait list, and his family, wait with bated breath until the telephone rings informing them that a perfect match donor has been identified. The long […]

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 […]
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