The city has witnessed two deceased organ donations and transplants this year within a span of only one and a half months. In another boost to the movement, the state has started online registry of donors who have already pledged their organs.
At the Goafest 2018, Early Man Film went on to win Video Craft Specialist of the Year award with five Gold metals. The first three Gold awards came for Reforest India's 'The Story of Kaveri' campaign under three different sub-categories (16A Direction), (16B Editing) and (16D Cinematography).
Over the past 10-15 years, with the aid of stringent rules and regulations on brain death, there has not been a single accusation on somebody being declared dead by mistake or knowingly.
Awards across six categories for the Creative Abby Awards were announced at Goafest 2018 today. In the category of 'Video Craft Specialist of the Year' Early Man Film made a cleansweep bagging five Gold, four Silver and seven Bronze metals getting them 92 points. To put a perspective, the second place went to Oink films with just 14 points (one Silver and two Bronze).
Recently, when a 35-year-old woman whose husband was to undergo a renal transplant at a corporate hospital “volunteered” to donate her kidney, doctors did not suspect any coercion. The “donation” appeared to be genuine as the couple was married for some years and the husband was diagnosed with renal failure years after their marriage.
The second capital of Maharashtra has finally come on the ‘liver transplant’ map of the country, thus becoming fourth city in the state after Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad to have the advanced facility.
The iconic Qutub Minar was on Saturday evening lit up in bright green to highlight the cause of organ donation — conventionally represented by a green ribbon — during the fifth edition of Samarthan, an event organised by NGO Mohan Foundation to raise awareness.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) is organising music programmes at its stations for the past few months. On the same line, a three-day music festival took place at Vadapalani station recently in the city.
You could call it art for heart’s sake. And liver’s sake. And kidney’s sake. And maybe an eyeball too. Mumbaikars are intrigued by a unique art installation created to raise awareness of organ donation.
When Pratima Pal was diagnosed with irreversible liver cirrhosis in 1993, she was just 50. “The doctors told us that she may not survive more than a year,” her husband, Chugh Yoginder Pal says. “They advised us to go for transplant.”