Commuters heading to Thirumangalam metro station next weekend can try their hand at rangoli and take home a point or two on organ donation before riding away in the air-conditioned trains.
The Department of Surgery, JNIMS organised a meet on the Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Deceased Organ Donation today at its auditorium.
Claiming that North Eastern region is lagging far behind when it comes to deceased organ donation, Dr. Sunil Shroff senior consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon, Madras Medical Mission, said that the time is right now to begin this noblest service in this region.
Saying that the demand for organ donors in the State is huge, Managing Director of Shija Hospital and Research Institute (SHRI) Dr Kh Palin called upon the people to promote and endorse deceased organ donation in the State to save lives of others.
Come December when the strains of music linger in the Chennai air, Carnatic music aficionados crowd the city's music sabhas and temples signalling the start of the annual Margazhi festival.
A 57-years-old Subhash Puri had met with an accident at Kondhali on November 23, and had sustained serious head injury. On December 11, he was declared brain dead. And, after his death, on December 13, he became part of history. For, he became the first deceased person whose organs were harvested at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Nagpur, and sent to various places.
Will doctors be allowed to retrieve vital organs from a patient who is on life support after a cardiac arrest but has been deemed to have no chance of a life? Heart and lung surgeons from across the state on Saturday campaigned for harvesting organ from a patient even before he/she is declared 'brain dead' at a scientific and technical meeting organised by the state transplant authority at the multi-speciality hospital on the Omandurar government estate.
Love transcends tragedy. A doctor couple from Amravati whose three-month-old baby is brain-dead following a road accident, has urged the state to relax the norms of cadaver donation to allow them to gift her organs. While guidelines in the country are still ambiguous on whether babies aged less than a year can be certified as brain dead, the Savarkars are determined to see their beloved daughter Meera live on, albeit through her donated organs.