A Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme will be conducted for the first time in Guntur from November 14 to 18 at Ramesh Hospitals. This programme is being organised by MOHAN Foundation under the aegis of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, in collaboration with Jeevandan, A.P. Government and Ramesh Hospitals.
In the wake of recent kidney scams busted in Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat and Akola, doctors and hospitals have refused to take any fresh cases to conduct live donor transplants. Associations have even asked for clarity on donors’ transplant from the higher-ups. Amid this, it has been revealed that there soon will be a live donor registry maintained in the country to address the problem.
How can I sell my kidney? This question has been posed so often to Mohan Foundation, an NGO that works towards creating awareness about cadaveric donation of organs since 1997, that it has an official dedicated to tackle this "menace".
It was his life’s race against time. Lahori resident Aslam needed an urgent liver transplant for his 18-year-old daughter Saima. He knew he had no choice but to look outside his resources, and get her the best possible specialised treatment.
In a bid to spread awareness about organ donation, Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to reach schools, hospitals, theatre and crematoriums. By putting up hoardings at these places, IMA's local chapter, with the help of NMC and NGO Janakrosh, aims to leave impact on the minds of citizens. On the occasion of Word Organ Donation Day on Saturday, the foundation also organized slogan and drawing competition for children.
Transplant coordinators are the unsung champions of the world of organ donation. Most stories about organ donations are about the surgeons and green corridors, but few mention the person who made it all possible, the transplant coordinator who did the difficult job of approaching a grieving family and convinced them to donate the organs that gave a fresh lease of life to many.
Calling for a social movement to promote organ donation, health minister JP Nadda said the gap between organ demand and availability is immense. Though the donation rate has improved, there is a long way to go.
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).
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.
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.