Organ Donation is gradually getting acceptance among a section of aware and committed senior citizens in India. We bring you some inspiring stories of senior citizens who donated their organs and families that honoured their wish. The stories are courtesy MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation, a Chennai based not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that has been working relentlessly in the area of organ donation.
In the wake of the recent controversy at a hospital in Mumbai where both donor and recipients forged documents, the five private hospitals in Nagpur and Wardha have decided to refer all the cases to the government authorization committee (GAC).
During Ganesh and Durga festivals, the college displays banners highlighting the importance of organ donation outside pandals.Darne said the college also will arrange a special function in the college on August 13 which is Organ Donation Day.
In a country of 1.3 billion people, only 0.50 persons are organ donors per million population in India. To bridge this gap, Indian Medical Association, Gurgaon (IMA) in association with Medanta - The Medicity, MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) and Association of Physicians of India, Gurgaon.
Should hospitals rely solely on donor hearts from brain dead patients whose hearts were still beating? Tamil Nadu state organ transplant registry convener Dr J Amalorpavanathan has been assailed by this question from different stakeholders -patients, transplant surgeons and medical students.
The act of donating an organ is altruistic, but transplantation is way too expensive for most middle class people and certainly for the poor. In India, about 90% of transplants are carried out in the private sector and cost lakhs of rupees.
For the very first time in Pune and indeed across the state, a group of citizens have come together with the common aim of spreading awareness about organ donation and transplants. The campaign will be guided by the Zonal Transplant and Coordination Committee (ZTCC) of Pune.
To honour donors whose organs helped save many lives and their families who consented to the donation, Fortis Malar Hospital in the city has set up a ‘Wall of Tribute’ on its premises. Relatives of people whose organs had been donated participated in the dedication of the wall.
Increasing levels of awareness have ensured that the number of people coming forward to donate their organs after death has gone up three times in the last three years, from 190 in 2012 to 570 in 2015.