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.
CHENNAI: The MGR medical university went to town announcing the inauguration of the Central Organ Registry in the city on July 11, 1997. Today,
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.
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
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"
Forty-year-old Venkateswarlu, who was suffering from kidney failure for the past few years, underwent kidney transplantation on June 11 after Radhika donated it. However, the kidney failed within two days and had to be removed by doctors. Talking to reporters on Tuesday after senior Congress
The Health Department will suspend the licences of hospitals engaged in buying and selling of kidneys and initiate criminal action, Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran said here on Friday.
It was school teacher Guna Ramacharyulu's long-standing desire to donate her organs and help another suffering soul. On Saturday, after doctors checked her twice and confirmed that she was brain-dead, that desire was finally realised.