It’s 6 pm on a Sunday evening and as we reach the Vadapalani CMRL station, the music compositions of Thyagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar, rendered by the famous sister duo Ranjani-Gayathri flows through the entire station. As we proceed to level 1 of the venue, there are over 800 people seated in chairs, tapping their fingers and animatedly listening to the concert. Not a Sabha, not a hall but in our very own metro!
In 2008, when the government was planning a series of orders to encourage cadaver organ donation, Dr Ashokan and Dr Pushpanjali were among the first to sign on the dotted line to donate organs of their teenaged son A Hitendran, who was declared brain dead on September 20, 2008.
There was a special enthusiasm among the nephrologists, uro surgeons, transplant coordinators in city on Monday which happened to be National Organ Donation Day. They were delighted to make a record with as many as four kidneys transplantations on a single day in four different city hospitals. Two kidneys were brought to Nagpur from Amravati through green corridor.
Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) recently inaugurated ‘8th Indian Organ Donation Day’, organised by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO)
A new-age couple, who went for registered marriage, donated their eyes, organs and body just 48 hours after their wedding. Bodapally Avanish Kumar and Neelima entered the wedlock on November 24 and had their reception on Sunday.
Traditions are often only context-driven. In a largely feudal society, Carnatic music thrived in royal courts and the precincts of temples because patronage was available there. With the march of modernity, sabhas in cities became concert platforms for artistes, and the December music festival was born.
More than ten thousand patients in Chhattisgarh require both dialysis and transplantation per year, but only 250 kidney transplantations have been done in the state so far in the past ten years.
Eight years ago, Reena Raju, 36, replaced the heart she was born with. Frequent bouts of illnesses and tests back in 2006 revealed that her birth-heart worked at only 15% of its capacity. Since her heart transplant in 2009, however, she’s skydived, para-sailed, run, cycled and in June, participated in the World Transplant Games — an athletic meet for those with successful transplants.
Nagpur Residential Hotels Association (NRHA), a registered NGO under Societies Act celebrated Diwali get-together at Hotel Darshan Towers, which was attended by members in large numbers. However, this year NRHA decided to celebrate Diwali Milan with a noble cause so that society is benefited in long run.
After 21-year-old Manan Jain was declared brain dead, his family donated his heart, liver and two kidneys to save the lives of four patients suffering from the failure of various organs in a private hospital in Jaipur as well as a hospital in Delhi.