Press & Media

  • The Critical Link To Increasing Organ Donation Rates

    NDTV, Monday, November 21, 2016

    India has more than a billion people but just one organ donor for every 2 million of its population. This is amongst the lowest organ donation rates in the world and one of the biggest reasons for this is the lack of awareness about the cause.

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    • Organ Donation: What Tamil Nadu Got Right

      NDTV, Friday, November 18, 2016

      In the last 8 years, a total of 4,938 organs have been transplanted in Tamil Nadu, according to Transplant Authourity of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN). The southern state is the first Indian state to make certification of brain death mandatory, successfully create a green corridor to transport an organ, and make conversations about organ donation mainstream.

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      • Promote organ donation, says health varsity V-C

        The Hindu, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

        There is an acute shortage of vital organs as there was a huge gap between the requirement and the number of vital organs available, Dr N.T.R.University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor T. Ravi Raju said.

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        • Training classes for transplant coordinators

          The Hindu, Sunday, November 13, 2016

          A Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme will be conducted for the first time in Guntur from November 14 to 18 at Ramesh Hospitals. This programme is being organised by MOHAN Foundation under the aegis of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, in collaboration with Jeevandan, A.P. Government and Ramesh Hospitals.

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          • DOCTORS PUSH FOR LIVE DONOR REGISTRY

            PuneMirror, Friday, October 7, 2016

            In the wake of recent kidney scams busted in Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat and Akola, doctors and hospitals have refused to take any fresh cases to conduct live donor transplants. Associations have even asked for clarity on donors’ transplant from the higher-ups. Amid this, it has been revealed that there soon will be a live donor registry maintained in the country to address the problem.

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            • NGO deluged with query 'How can I sell my kidney?'

              The Times Of India, Wednesday, August 24, 2016

              How can I sell my kidney? This question has been posed so often to Mohan Foundation, an NGO that works towards creating awareness about cadaveric donation of organs since 1997, that it has an official dedicated to tackle this "menace".

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              • From Pakistan to India — A new lease on life

                DAWN, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

                It was his life’s race against time. Lahori resident Aslam needed an urgent liver transplant for his 18-year-old daughter Saima. He knew he had no choice but to look outside his resources, and get her the best possible specialised treatment.

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                • IMA to put up organ donation hoardings at ghats

                  The Times Of India, Sunday, August 14, 2016

                  In a bid to spread awareness about organ donation, Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to reach schools, hospitals, theatre and crematoriums. By putting up hoardings at these places, IMA's local chapter, with the help of NMC and NGO Janakrosh, aims to leave impact on the minds of citizens. On the occasion of Word Organ Donation Day on Saturday, the foundation also organized slogan and drawing competition for children.

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                  • Passion and challenge fuel coordinator's choice of profession

                    The Times Of India, Saturday, August 13, 2016

                    Transplant coordinators are the unsung champions of the world of organ donation. Most stories about organ donations are about the surgeons and green corridors, but few mention the person who made it all possible, the transplant coordinator who did the difficult job of approaching a grieving family and convinced them to donate the organs that gave a fresh lease of life to many.

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                    • Brain death certification still a challenge

                      The Times Of India, Saturday, August 13, 2016

                      Calling for a social movement to promote organ donation, health minister JP Nadda said the gap between organ demand and availability is immense. Though the donation rate has improved, there is a long way to go.

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