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.”
Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Intensive care and Brain Death was organised by Chhattisgarh Human Organ Transplant Organisation and National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation, (NOTTO) New Delhi, at a hotel on Saturday.
The state health department will write to the Union aviation ministry and the Airports Authority of India seeking exemption from fuel taxes and flight-handling charges at airports for air ambulances carrying trauma victims and organs, health minister C Vijaya Baskar has said.