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  • Need an organ? Chances of getting one are better at a private hospital

    The Times Of India, Saturday, August 5, 2017

    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.

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    • Pawan Kalyan appointed as 'Jeevan Dhaan' brand ambassador

      The Times Of India, Monday, July 31, 2017

      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.

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      • JJ Hospital’s 1st cadaver organ donation gives new life to 2

        The Times Of India, Monday, July 24, 2017

        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.

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        • 83% in Chennai won’t wear helmet without penalty

          The Times Of India, Sunday, July 23, 2017

          Senthil Ramu, 24, rides his motorbike to work every day but doesn't always wear a helmet. "My office is just 10 minutes away. I forget my helmet at times, but I haven't been caught so far," he says.

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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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