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  • After fatal bike accident, 21-year-old donates organs

    The Times Of India, Sunday, August 27, 2017

    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.

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    • Tales from Tamil Nadu's organ transplant capital Chennai

      The New Indian Express, Wednesday, August 23, 2017

      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.

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      • Over 20K participants to take part in Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

        Telangana Today, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

        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.

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        • Spreading hope, from Tamil Nadu to Ladakh

          The Hindu, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

          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.

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          • 20,000 likely to run in City Marathon

            The Hindu, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

            A record 20,000 runners have already registered for the seventh edition of the Hyderabad Airtel Marathon to be held in the City on August 20, according to Race Director Abhijeet Madnurkar.

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            • Kidney Transplantation in Manipur - 1 year & looking ahead

              E-PAO, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

              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.

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              • Stay ‘alive’ even after death by donating organs: Mayor

                The Times Of India, Monday, August 14, 2017

                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.

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                • Heroes pass it on to save lives

                  The New Indian Express, Saturday, August 12, 2017

                  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.

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