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.
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.
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).
In a country of 1.3 billion people, only 0.50 persons are organ donors per million population in India. To bridge this gap, Indian Medical Association, Gurgaon (IMA) in association with Medanta - The Medicity, MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) and Association of Physicians of India, Gurgaon.
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.
Should hospitals rely solely on donor hearts from brain dead patients whose hearts were still beating? Tamil Nadu state organ transplant registry convener Dr J Amalorpavanathan has been assailed by this question from different stakeholders -patients, transplant surgeons and medical students.
The act of donating an organ is altruistic, but transplantation is way too expensive for most middle class people and certainly for the poor. In India, about 90% of transplants are carried out in the private sector and cost lakhs of rupees.