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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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      • 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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        • 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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                  • 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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