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  • Financing organ transplant still a patient's headache across India

    The Times Of India, Friday, August 11, 2017

    Liver transplants are no longer so rare in India that they should make news, but there was a special aspect to the transplant operations that the Sardesais underwent in Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, recently.

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    • IMA rally on Sunday to promote organ donation

      The Times Of India, Friday, August 11, 2017

      This year the Indian Medical Association (IMA) city branch has joined hands with various city organizations including the Rotary Club, Janakrosh, the district administration, Mohan Foundation to celebrate 'World Organ Donation Day' on Sunday.

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      • Rs 1 cr aid for ventilators from District Devpt Fund

        The Hitavada, Thursday, August 10, 2017

        “Organ donation can give a new lease of life to an individual. Organisations like Indian Medical Association and others should take lead in creating awareness about organ donation in the society. As a step towards in this direction, an aid of Rs 1 crore will be made available from District Development Fund for procurement of five ventilators,” said Sachin Kurve, District Collector.

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        • Why Should Your Child Become an Organ Donor

          The Quint, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

          6-year-old Mohit went to a school next to his farm in Pilwar Gaon in the Alwal district of Rajasthan. His farm had a huge threshing wheel to thresh the wheat produced. In 2015, on a winter morning in February, Mohit was standing on a stool next to the wheel wearing a jacket.

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          • Need an organ? Chances of getting one are better at a private hospital

            The Times Of India, Saturday, August 5, 2017

            It's illegal to buy organs in India but money can still help people with organ failure get a replacement. People on the private hospitals waiting list, who can afford to pay, are less likely to die while waiting for an organ compared those waiting at a public hospitals.

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            • Pawan Kalyan appointed as 'Jeevan Dhaan' brand ambassador

              The Times Of India, Monday, July 31, 2017

              Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan met Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on monday to discuss about the kidney-related diseases in the Uddanam region of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh.

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              • JJ Hospital’s 1st cadaver organ donation gives new life to 2

                The Times Of India, Monday, July 24, 2017

                The 172-year-old JJ Hospital in Byculla made its first contribution to the organ donation programme on Sunday, two decades after the state's first cadaveric organ transplant was successfully carried at Sion Hospital. Doctors welcomed the participation from the state's biggest hospital, calling it a need of the hour— given that 90% of the city's cadaver donations and transplants take place in the private sector.

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                • 83% in Chennai won’t wear helmet without penalty

                  The Times Of India, Sunday, July 23, 2017

                  Senthil Ramu, 24, rides his motorbike to work every day but doesn't always wear a helmet. "My office is just 10 minutes away. I forget my helmet at times, but I haven't been caught so far," he says.

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                  • Organ donation: When lack of awareness collides with high cost

                    DNA, Saturday, July 22, 2017

                    In December, Abhishek Jogdandar, 21, died in a motorbike accident. While his family was willing to donate all his organs, calls to Chennai and Delhi failed to find a match, and his heart and lungs could not be donated. In June, two recipient families in Mumbai paid Rs 14.5 lakh for a charter plane to transfer a heart and lungs from Chandigarh in time.

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                    • ‘Awareness encouraged cadaveric donations’

                      The Times Of India, Sunday, July 2, 2017

                      Formed in 2012, the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) has evolved in these six years. The number of cadaveric organ donations has risen, especially in last one year, thanks to the awareness drives undertaken by the ZTCC and the Mohan Foundation.

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