‘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 […]

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 […]