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.
There will be an excess of over 20,000 participants in the seventh edition of the annual Airtel Hyderabad Marathon that will be held on August 20 (Sunday). With 3,500 runners coming from outside the city, a curtain raiser will be held on Saturday.
Professional dancer Lourd Vijay first knew he had kidney disease in November 2013. After two and a half years of dialysis, he finally got a kidney transplant through Karnataka’s organ transplant programme. And now, the 41-year-old is embarking on a 9,500 km journey to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation.
Shija Institute of Kidney Science completed 1 year of Kidney Transplantation on the 14th of August, 2017.In the last one year, it has successfully performed 10 (ten) Kidney Transplantations on 6 female and 4 male recipients including 3 (three) from Nagaland.
A human body may die, but soul is immortal. Therefore, people and organizations should come forward to promote organ donation as it can give a fresh lease of life to those patients who are staring at death, said mayor Nanda Jichkar on Sunday.
Organ transplantation is the only way for survival for people who are in last stages of organ failure. Every year, over 2.5 lakh deaths in India are attributed to organ failure. According to a study the organ donation rate is 0.26 donors per million population, compared to 30 donors per million in western countries.
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.