A teenager turned out to be the inspiration for an octogenarian. At the end of the memorial service for 19-year-old R. Swami Narayan's, whose organs were donated, the elderly gentleman stood up and told others that he too had decided to donate all his organs.
The first heart transplant in the state of a 33-year-old daily wage earner and bread winner of a family, K Ramesh from Medchal who had been suffering from an end-stage heart disease has proved successful, transplant surgeon Dr A Gopalakrishna Gokhale said.
It was a case of 'practising what one preaches,' when Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) executive director Lalitha Raghuram decided to donate five organs including a liver, two kidneys and two corneas of her son Swaminarayan Raghuram, to patients in need of cadaver transplants.
Afresh lease on life. That is what children suffering from irreversible liver diseases can look forward to with a collaboration between British and Indian doctors.
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.