Press & Media

  • Organ donation: Driving licence can have consent

    Ddeccan 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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    • 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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        • 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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            • Pledge Your Heart, This Valentine's Day

              NDTV, Friday, February 3, 2017

              India’s organ donation rate at 0.34 per million is among the lowest in the world and nationally with a population of 1.2 billion, the statistic stands at 0.08 % as organ donors per million population.

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              • To help the living, India's hospitals need a uniform definition of death

      , Wednesday, January 18, 2017

                Death has become a commodity. That was the considered opinion of a participant at a conference on bioethics in Pune on the weekend. As many medical professionals have observed, there is an increasing trend in modern medicine of postponing death with the help of artificial life support.

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                • A racing heart: Behind an organ donation

                  DNA India, Wednesday, January 18, 2017

                  Santosh Sorate was getting desperate. He had been calling Madhukar Thakur, an autorickshaw driver from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai since 8pm — it was almost midnight now. A heart was available and Thakur, 44, who has been on the waiting list for a month was a match according to the records maintained by the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC).

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