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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.