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  • 25% of India's transplants take place in Chennai

    The Times of India, Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    CHENNAI: Long years of struggle convincing relatives of brain-dead patients to give their consent for organ donation appears to be paying off, with the number of organ donors going up in the last couple of years.

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    • State's organ registration initiative never took off

      The Times of India, Wednesday, April 16, 2008

      CHENNAI: The MGR medical university went to town announcing the inauguration of the Central Organ Registry in the city on July 11, 1997. Today,

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      • India's Black Market Organ Scandal

        Time World, Friday, February 1, 2008

        Shocked but not surprised. That might be the best way to sum up India's reaction to the revelation this week that a black market organ transplant ring had been harvesting kidneys from poor Indian laborers, sometimes against their wishes, and using them in foreigners desperate for transplants.

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        • Ending days of suspense, brain-dead boy dies

          The Times of India, Monday, January 28, 2008

          CHENNAI: Eight-year-old Nanjil Valavan lying in the intensive care unit of the Government General Hospital here, declared brain dead by doctors,

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          • Simultaneous organ transplant performed

            The Hindu, Saturday, July 14, 2007

            HYDERABAD: Doctors at the Global Hospitals here transplanted heart and kidney simultaneously on a 57-year old recipient on Friday night. The organs were retrieved from a brain dead victim of a road accident two days ago. His liver as also transplanted on another patient and eyes donated to a city

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            • Heart transplant successful

              The Hindu, Saturday, July 7, 2007

              Doctors at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here successfully carried out a heart transplantation on a 28-year-old farmer, who has been facing recurrent heart failure. The procedure was carried out in the early hours of Friday after the heart was retrieved from a "brain dead"

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