Press & Media

  • Institutionalising organ donation: Crack down on dubious "good Samaritans" that play middlemen

    The Economic Times, Sunday, August 16, 2015

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    • Why is Kollywood so taken up with organ transplant crimes?

      The Hindu, Thursday, August 13, 2015

      The idea of kidnapping an unknown person, administering carbon monoxide and harvesting their organs may make a thrilling plot for a movie, but transplantation experts say storylines like this prove to be a setback to the efforts to promote cadaver organ transplantation.

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      • ‘Country must aim for one per million organ donor rate by 2020’

        The Times of India, Saturday, August 8, 2015

        Advocates of organ donation from across the country gathered at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Andheri on Friday to deliberate on how the fragmented national programme can be unified and strengthened to save more lives. As hospital and NGO heads, doctors, government officials debated the practical roadblocks, a consensus emerged that the country has to have a well-defined target that it must to strive to achieve.

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        • Armed forces developing another green corridor

          The Tribune, Friday, August 7, 2015

          After using an SU-30 frontline fighter aircraft to transport vital organs from a donor in Pune to a recipient in New Delhi recently, the armed forces are developing another green corridor for rapid transport of organs from Chandigarh to Delhi.

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          • Corridor set up between Command Hospital, airport to transport organs

            The Indian Express, Friday, August 7, 2015

            In A first-of-its-kind development in the Tricity, a road corridor has been established between the Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir, and the Chandigarh airport in order to transport the organs meant to be transplanted in another city. Also on the anvil is an air corridor which is to be established between Chandigarh and New Delhi for faster transportation of organs meant for donation.

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