Press & Media

  • From Pakistan to India — A new lease on life

    DAWN, Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    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.

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    • IMA to put up organ donation hoardings at ghats

      The Times Of India, Sunday, August 14, 2016

      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.

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      • Passion and challenge fuel coordinator's choice of profession

        The Times Of India, Saturday, August 13, 2016

        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.

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        • Brain death certification still a challenge

          The Times Of India, Saturday, August 13, 2016

          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.

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          • Gift A Life: An Organ Donation Story

            SILVER TALKIES, Saturday, August 13, 2016

            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.

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            • Private hospitals urge government committee to clear donors

              The Times Of India, Saturday, August 13, 2016

              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).

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              • IMA Gurgaon celebrates Organ Donation Day

                merinews, Friday, August 12, 2016

                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.

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                • 600 register under organ donation programme

                  NYOOOZ, Friday, August 12, 2016

                  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.

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                  • How the dead can give a new lease of life

                    The Times Of India, Thursday, August 11, 2016

                    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.

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                    • How transplant pricing fails the patient

                      The Times Of India, Wednesday, August 10, 2016

                      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.

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