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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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      • Training programme for transplant coordinators held

        The Hindu, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

        MOHAN Foundation, under the aegis of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), is holding its eighth one-month transplant coordinators’ training programme in the city. The event will end on Saturday.

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        • Tuberculosis in kidney recipients high, awareness low

          Deccan Chronicle, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

          With India known to have the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) cases, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), immense pressure is being laid on the country to eliminate the disease soon. On the other hand, the number of kidney transplanted patients has grown significantly in the country. The link between the two is one that many are unaware of.

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          • Wait for a liver lives on for over 500 patients across Maharashtra

            Mid-Day, Wednesday, April 19, 2017

            Every year, more than 500 patients in Maharashtra with end-stage liver ailments enlist themselves with the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) for transplantations. But sadly, hardly 50 cadaver to liver transplantations take place every year, thus making the waiting list even longer, with patients often succumbing to the wait.

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            • Ukrainian 1st foreigner to receive heart in India

              The Times Of India, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

              A Ukrainian woman became the first foreign national to undergo a life-saving heart transplant at a city hospital on Monday. The 27-year-old mother had registered with Fortis Hospital in Mulund two days ago.

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              • Organ donation: Driving licence can have consent

                Deccan Chronicle, Saturday, March 18, 2017

                Getting the consent of family members for the donation of their deceased kin’s organs has been a challenge for years. However, when individuals possess a donor card, it makes matters simpler.

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                • Beliefs hamper organ donation

                  Deccan Chronicle, Saturday, March 18, 2017

                  Despite the fact that the country has come so far in terms of organ donations over the past few years, religious beliefs continue to serve as a barrier, preventing a large population from coming forward for donation.

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                  • Meet to frame rules for organ transplant

                    The Hindu, Saturday, March 18, 2017

                    The mid-term review meeting of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation aims to come up with guidelines for South Asia. The guidelines will be on the lines of those developed by the Amsterdam Forum in 2004, according to Society chairman Georgi Abraham.

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                    • Tamil Nadu leads in kidney donations

                      Deccan Cheonicle, Friday, March 10, 2017

                      Tamil Nadu has been recognised for its efforts in organ donation. Even so, the demand supply gap continues to be enormous. On this World Kidney Day, nephrologists urge for increased awareness among doctors and hospitals on the need for the state to see one donation a day as against the current rate

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