Toll Free Organ Donation Helpline - 1800 1037100

Upcoming Programmes

1.Chennai:

Organ donation awareness talk for students of Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Adyar on 8th December 2016 at 11.00 am

2.Pune:

One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme, Pune from 16th to 20th January 2017

3.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Regional Transport office, Giripeth, Nagpur every Tuesday & Friday,

4.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Super Speciality Hospital, Tukadogi Square, Nagpur, every Tuesday & Friday.

5.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Government Medical College & Hospital, Medical Square, Nagpur every Monday

6.Chennai:

Organ donation awareness session at the reception of Vijayalakshmi and Thangaraj on 3rd Dec 2016 at 7 pm in Chennai

Organ Donation Figures

Andhra Pradesh (2016) - 365
365
Delhi-NCR (2014) - 50
50
Kerala (2016) - 182
182
Tamil Nadu (2016) - 917
917

FAQs

  1. If the hospital knows that I have pledged my organs, will it adversely affect my treatment?

    Doctors will only focus on saving your life — not somebody else's. You'll be seen by a doctor whose specialty most closely matches your illness. Whether you have pledged to donate your organs or not, there will be no difference in the medical treatment given to you. Organ donation can only occur after brain death has been declared by physicians who are not in any way connected with organ retrieval or the transplant teams. The doctor in charge of your care has nothing to do with transplantation.

  2. In India why is the family so important in case of organ donation?

    In many western countries an adult is asked to make a choice if he/she wants to be a donor. In India, this final choice is left to the family. In case of brain death of a person carrying a donor card, the family still needs to approve the donation of organs. Family consent is essential.

  3. Will my family have to pay for the donation?

    No. The family of an organ or tissue donor is never responsible for costs related to donation. Your family will be only charged for the cost of all final efforts to save your life.

    A road traffic accident is the most common cause of brain death in India. The victim is taken to the emergency ward and then into ICU. The cost of the treatment during these crucial times is charged to the patient. Once brain death has been certified and the patient’s family has given consent for organ donation, the costs incurred towards organ retrieval do not go to the patient.

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