Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins

To create awareness regarding organ donation, Bombay to Goa organ donation march has begun. The ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ has organised this organ donation march 2018. Today, the march started from KEM Hospital. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital flagged off the march

Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins1 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 […]

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one donor can save up to 8 lives. But now, it is gaining momentum. As per the official statistics ZTCC Pune, in the year 2016, out of total 59 organ donations, 40 were from rural areas, while 19 were from urban areas. The figures indicate that the awareness about organ donation in the rural areas is increasing

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areasThere 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 […]

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor families

The Pune ZTCC today arranged an event to celebrate National Organ Donation Day which was marked on 27 November. The event aimed to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation. It also facilitated ambulance drivers and social workers working in the medical field

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor familiesIn total, 63 families were felicitated today at the event organised to celebrate National Organ Donation Day. While National Organ Donation Day was observed on November 27, ZTCC Pune had decided to celebrate it on Saturday in the city. Nirmala Tonage got an opportunity on Saturday to thank her children who decided to donate their […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra ranks second in cadaver donation

The state received second while Pune’s Sahyadri hospital stood third for their performances in the field of cadaver organ donation. The state and hospital were selected on various criteria and for encouraging as well as spreading awareness among people about organ donation

Organ donation: Maharashtra ranks second in cadaver donationOn the occasion of the ‘8th National Organ Donation Day’, Maharashtra received the second prize for its performance in the field of Cadaver Organ Donation, while Pune’s Sahyadri Hospital received the third prize. The state and hospital are awarded on various criteria’s like, the total number of cadaver organ donation, Information Communication Education (IEC) activity, […]

Pune NGO walks for organ donation

It’s been quite a while since we have started discussing openly about organ donation. However, many people still remain unaware about organ donation. To curb this, Rebirth, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) has arranged a special event to create awareness on organ donation in Pune

Pune NGO walks for organ donationRebirth foundation, arranged an event in Pune to spread awareness about organ donation. From getting showered by brilliant and bright colors to being jovially sprayed by water, and greeted by leg thumping dhol-tasha; the event will lead audience to experience thematic experience on organ donation. The untimed three kilometer distance of Rangathon is split into […]

Meet Urmila Mahajan, who ensures timely organ donations in the city

The last few years has seen the awareness about organ donation rising. There are a lot of hands that help in organ donation, and that is precisely why the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) plays a crucial role in making organs available to the patients. The current coordinator of ZTCC is Urmila Mahajan, who makes sure that organs reach the right place at the right time

Meet Urmila Mahajan, who ensures timely organ donations in the cityA lot is being done in the country to create awareness about organ donation. However, a lot more needs to be done on the front, even in the medical fraternity. “When people ask about organ donation to doctors, many a times doctors themselves do not know about it,” she said. She is working in the […]

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in Mumbai

In last one month, Mumbai has witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants. My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively for heart transplants

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in MumbaiIt won’t be wrong to say that awareness about heart transplants has risen in the past few years. All thanks to the organ donation drives and trained experts from Mumbai who have come forward to take on the bandwagon. The month from August 20 to September 20 has been a wonderful one for paediatric heart […]

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donation

The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators working under ZTCC. The user would just enter the details and the appropriate donor and recipient list would be made available just by a single click

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donationZonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), Pune has become the first ZTCC in Maharashtra to develop a mobile app and a cloud based system for maintaining records of recipients, donors and hospitals. The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators […]

Doctors develop guidelines to identify, manage potential organ donors

Critical care specialist doctors develop concise guidelines for identification and management of identified potential organ donors. The ISCCM member doctors have submitted the draft to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) for its endorsement. Government has already set up NOTTO for regulating organ transplants in India, but the country does not have any guidelines for identification and management of potential organ donors

Doctors develop guidelines to identify, manage potential organ donorsCritical care specialists in India, for the first time have developed concise guidelines for identification and management of identified potential organ donors. The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) member doctors, who have developed these guidelines, have also submitted the draft to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) for its endorsement. In the […]