Press & Media

  • Tuberculosis in kidney recipients high, awareness low

    Deccan Chronicle, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    With India known to have the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immense pressure is being laid on the country to eliminate the disease soon. On the other hand, the number of kidney transplanted patients has grown significantly in the country. The link between the two is one that many are unaware of.

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    • Wait for a liver lives on for over 500 patients across Maharashtra

      Mid-Day, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

      Every year, more than 500 patients in Maharashtra with end-stage liver ailments enlist themselves with the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) for transplantations. But sadly, hardly 50 cadaver to liver transplantations take place every year, thus making the waiting list even longer, with patients often succumbing to the wait.

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      • Ukrainian 1st foreigner to receive heart in India

        The Times Of India, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

        A Ukrainian woman became the first foreign national to undergo a life-saving heart transplant at a city hospital on Monday. The 27-year-old mother had registered with Fortis Hospital in Mulund two days ago.

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        • Beliefs hamper organ donation

          Deccan Chronicle, Saturday, March 18, 2017

          Despite the fact that the country has come so far in terms of organ donations over the past few years, religious beliefs continue to serve as a barrier, preventing a large population from coming forward for donation.

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          • Meet to frame rules for organ transplant

            The Hindu, Saturday, March 18, 2017

            The mid-term review meeting of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation aims to come up with guidelines for South Asia. The guidelines will be on the lines of those developed by the Amsterdam Forum in 2004, according to Society chairman Georgi Abraham.

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            • Organ donation: Driving licence can have consent

              Deccan Chronicle, Saturday, March 18, 2017

              Getting the consent of family members for the donation of their deceased kin’s organs has been a challenge for years. However, when individuals possess a donor card, it makes matters simpler.

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              • Tamil Nadu leads in kidney donations

                Deccan Cheonicle, Friday, March 10, 2017

                Tamil Nadu has been recognised for its efforts in organ donation. Even so, the demand supply gap continues to be enormous. On this World Kidney Day, nephrologists urge for increased awareness among doctors and hospitals on the need for the state to see one donation a day as against the current rate

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                • Certification workshop for transplant coordinators

                  The Hindu, Tuesday, February 14, 2017

                  MOHAN Foundation, in collaboration with Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK) and Aster CMI hospita,l has organised a five-day transplant coordinators’ training course and certification workshop under the aegis of the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) in Bengaluru from February 13.

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