Press & Media

  • 83% in Chennai won’t wear helmet without penalty

    The Times Of India, Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Senthil Ramu, 24, rides his motorbike to work every day but doesn't always wear a helmet. "My office is just 10 minutes away. I forget my helmet at times, but I haven't been caught so far," he says.

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    • Organ donation: When lack of awareness collides with high cost

      DNA, Saturday, July 22, 2017

      In December, Abhishek Jogdandar, 21, died in a motorbike accident. While his family was willing to donate all his organs, calls to Chennai and Delhi failed to find a match, and his heart and lungs could not be donated. In June, two recipient families in Mumbai paid Rs 14.5 lakh for a charter plane to transfer a heart and lungs from Chandigarh in time.

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      • ‘Awareness encouraged cadaveric donations’

        The Times Of India, Sunday, July 2, 2017

        Formed in 2012, the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) has evolved in these six years. The number of cadaveric organ donations has risen, especially in last one year, thanks to the awareness drives undertaken by the ZTCC and the Mohan Foundation.

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        • Training programme for transplant coordinators held

          The Hindu, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

          MOHAN Foundation, under the aegis of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), is holding its eighth one-month transplant coordinators’ training programme in the city. The event will end on Saturday.

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          • Tuberculosis in kidney recipients high, awareness low

            Deccan Chronicle, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

            With India known to have the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immense pressure is being laid on the country to eliminate the disease soon. On the other hand, the number of kidney transplanted patients has grown significantly in the country. The link between the two is one that many are unaware of.

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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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