Press & Media

  • 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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    • 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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      • Organ donation picks up: 13 lakh pledged organs in 2016, says NOTTO chief

        The Indian Express, Tuesday, January 17, 2017

        The ‘Donor’ scene is picking up in the country with at least 13 lakh persons pledging organs last year. However, the demand for new organs is also rising and there is a need to bridge this gap.

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        • Organ donation: Many more miles to go

          Telangana Today, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

          Half a decade ago, the total number of organs donated for transplantation in unified Andhra Pradesh used to hover anywhere between 80 and 90 every year. The long wait for desperate patients needing donor organs was unending, as the flow of donor organs was few and far between.

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