After being declared brain dead, twenty one-year-old Manan Jain's family donated his heart, liver and two kidneys for saving life of four patients suffering from different organ failures in a private hospital in Jaipur on Saturday. The family, which resides in Malviya Nagar, took a brave decision of donating organs of Manan, who recently joined a job in a telecom company after completing his graduation.
Transplant experts on Saturday gave a call for including brain death as one of the definitions of 'death' in the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, claiming that it will solve various legal hassles doctors face in their practice.
Nearly a decade after Tamil Nadu launched the cadaver organ programme and became a role model in the country, senior transplant surgeons and activists are pushing for an overhaul of the rules. The demand is to establish a common wait list for each of the organs and allotment solely on the basis of medical emergency or seniority on the list.
Times Organ Donation Drive, a Times of India initiative for organ-donation awareness among schools, continued here on Monday. The campaign running in partnership with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, reached Ajit Karam Singh International Public Sschool (AKSIPS), Sector 41.
In terms of sheer number of organs that are donated on an yearly basis in the country to save the lives of needy patients, the Telangana State has very quickly reached the second spot and is closely following Tamil Naidu, said founder of Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation, Dr
In terms of sheer number of organs that are donated on an yearly basis in the Country to save the lives of needy patients, the Telangana State has very quickly reached the second spot and is closely following Tamil Naidu, said founder of Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation, Dr. Sunil Shroff.
Motivational talks organized as part of Times Organ Donation Drive, an initiative by The Times of India, presented in partnership with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, made schoolchildren and corporate employees come forward and promote the noble cause.
Latest data from the ministry of road transport and highways has revealed that road accidents snuff out 400 lives in the country daily, but yet 5 lakh people are waiting for organ transplantations. In an attempt to motivate people to pledge organs and save some of these precious lives, The Times of India in partnership with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, will be carrying out Times Organ Donation Drive.
Twenty one-year-old Dikshant Thadani got his first job seven days ago. But a tragic accident involving Thadani near Birla Temple on August 22 put paid to his family's hopes and happiness.
In the 80s and early 90s, the south of Chennai was the hub of organ commerce, and the story of city’s kidney trade drew eyes of even the international media to Villivakkam, which was known as ‘Kidneyvakkam’. While the implementation of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 (THOA) seemed futile in curbing the organ trade racket, a handful of good samaritans changed the face of the despicable situation.