Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant program

Doctors from Global Hospitals, Mumbai, the latest addition to the geographical footprint of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, India informed that their hospital is now equipped and capable to deal with very complex and chronic heart and lung ailments and has started a robust heart and lung transplantation program

Mumbai: Global Hospital launches comprehensive heart and lung transplant programGlobal Hospital has successfully completed three transplants and the flagship program nationally has performed 63 heart, 74 lungs and combined 16 heart and lung transplants, which is the highest in the country in the past two and a half years. Briefing on the program’s vision, doctors from Global Hospital informed that the focus of the […]

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to four

This noble act has enabled four lifesaving transplants; it also marked Mumbai’s 28th and Navi Mumbai’s 5th cadaveric organ donation of 2019

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to fourThe parents of a 17-year-old male from Beed, Maharashtra, courageously consented to donate their brain dead son’s liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and corneas. After having suffered a severe head injury due to a road traffic accident, the patient was moved in to Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, from another hospital, and admitted under the care of Dr […]

Organ donation: ZTCC considers implementing expert committee suggestion, after two deaths

After two kidney recipient passed away after receiving organs through a cadaver donation, the ZTCC had appointed a Technical Expert Committee to investigate into the incident and present its findings. The findings were made public today at a press conference held at Sion Hospital

Organ donation: ZTCC considers implementing expert committee suggestion, after two deathsThe committee has made certain suggestions upon this incident. Which are as follows: Long-term preservation of donor blood and tissue should be done. This would enable scientific inquiries into unusual outcomes as well as research in the field for better management of transplant patients. HLA matching should be preferred even in cadaveric kidney transplants while […]

‘Government should provide legal backing for organ donor pledges’

My Medical Mantra speaks to Aarti Gokhale, Coordinator on Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Pune about what the organ donation movement needs to give it an impetus and what is still lacking, and how the government can play a more proactive role towards organ donation

‘Government should provide legal backing for organ donor pledges’Q. How do you look at your journey as coordinator of ZTCC from 2013 till 2018? A. What has changed is increase in the awareness. Earlier, it was a big task for counsellors to convince family members and explain them about organ donation. Now, once you convey that the patient is brain-dead; people understand that […]

Mass pledging for organ donation garners overwhelming response

The Rotary International mass pledging drive for organ donation has started from 11:00 am on Thursday and it will go on till 7:00 pm. Many across India and even abroad are pledging to be organ donors today

Mass pledging for organ donation garners overwhelming response  Around 100 trained volunteers were spreading awareness on organ donation by visiting societies, colleges and work places, for the initiative. Once the pledge form is filled the relatives of those who have signed up for the pledge form will get a message informing that a pledge form is being filled by the person. The […]

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrieval

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Hospital has undertaken an organ retrieval operation which will help save precious lives of numerous patients who are on the wait-list for organ transplant

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrievalAccording to information provided by Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, an ex-staff of Western Railways, a 64-year-old man, was admitted to Jagjivan Hospital on July 09, was diagnosed with bilateral ulnar artery thrombosis and was being accordingly treated for it. However after 48 hours, this male patient developed intra-cranial haemorrhage and […]

Organ donation: ZTCC launches mobile app

Programmes were organised on the 18th inception day of Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee’ at Swatantryaveer Savarkar auditorium, Dadar. An app was launched to make the organ donation process easy and fast. Also, at the event 34 organ donors from Mumbai and Maharashtra were felicitated

Organ donation: ZTCC launches mobile appPatients enrolling their names in ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Coordination Center), don’t know how to register or where to go. Also, many documents are required for this process. It is a lengthy process. So, ZTCC has launched a new app to ease the process for the patients and their relatives. Through this app, patients can fill […]

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 […]