Press & Media

  • Cadaver transplant gives woman a new life

    The Times of India , Thursday, June 19, 2003

    A 48-year-old housewife, suffering from kidney failure, has got a fresh lease of life when she underwent a rare cadaver organ transplantation at a private hospital here.

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    • To end kidney commerce

      The Hindu, Sunday, April 6, 2003

      the Tamil Nadu government announced a series of measures to "streamline" the implementation of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994. The vast majority of doctors, academics and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are concerned with the issue in the State, however, are of the opinion that the measures will "steam-roller rather than streamline" the implementation of the Act.

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      • High time to streamline organ transplants

        The Hindu, Friday, February 28, 2003

        When Kannambal was declared `brain dead' after a two-wheeler accident, her daughter, Chitra Bharathi, despite the suddenness and shock of the event, decided that her mother's organs be harvested, so that they could be used to give life to others. Her father, M. Chandrasekaran, a retired PWD chief

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        • Kidney patients' meet on Dec. 8

          The Hindu, Friday, December 6, 2002

          Mohan Foundation, an organisation working to encourage ethical organ transplants, will conduct its patient support group meeting for kidney failure and transplant patients on December 8 at the Sundaram Medical Foundation.

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          • Organ sale racket unearthed in Chennai

            The Hindu, Thursday, August 15, 2002

            The city police have announced that they unearthed a major racket in organ transplants following the arrest of a `broker' in Mylapore. Kidneys were being promised on payment of sums ranging between Rs. 1 lakh and Rs.75,000. A hunt is on for two more persons.

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            • Living after death

              The Hindu, Thursday, July 25, 2002

              Organ transplantation is an issue that must be dealt with sensitively. Orienting society to accepting the `value of life after death' will go a long way in strengthening transplantation as medical treatment. USHA RAMAN writes.

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              • Popularising a programme

                The Hindu, Saturday, May 11, 2002

                ON January 21, 16-year-old Thyagarajan, who suffered ventricular haemorrhage, was declared brain dead at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. But his organs live on in six men. Just the previous day, 26-year-old Manikandan's organs had saved the lives of five people. Recently, two-year-old Moses, upon his death, gave a fresh lease of life to three people.

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                • Organ donation gains momentum

                  The Hindu, Tuesday, January 22, 2002

                  Over the past couple of days, two cases of organ transplantation following `brain death' have been recorded. The two donors were of different ages, came from different backgrounds, were admitted in different hospitals and their organs went to different people.

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                  • Organ donation does not affect donor

                    The Hindu, Monday, January 21, 2002

                    The chances for kidney donors developing health problems directly due to the organ donation are minimal, doctors said today, allaying the fears of renal patients at a patient support programme of Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN).

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                    • Cure for a cause

                      The Hindu, Monday, June 4, 2001

                      IT IS an unpretentious building on the busy Poonamallee High Road. Climb up to the first floor and you will reach a ward with patients of various ages undergoing dialysis. They may be at death's door and completely bankrupt given the nature of the disease but, the Rekha Memorial TANKER Foundation Subsidised Dialysis unit has given them hope and a longer lease of life.

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