Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable
Organ donations are increasingly saving lives and organs are being transplanted across gender, caste and religious identities in many states of India. These acts of solidarity and generosity are something to celebrate. However, there is a spoiler in this inspiring tale.
Organ transplants in India are prohibitively expensive
A huge number of organ failure patients are not benefiting from this life-saving procedure advancement in medicine. They are ill-equipped to bear the financial burden of the transplant and subsequent follow-ups and therefore cannot avail this option.
There are very few public hospitals performing transplants. More than 95% of organ transplants especially of organs like livers and hearts are currently performed in the private sector where costs range from Rs. 20 to 25 lakhs. Even relatively less complex kidney transplants cost between Rs. 8 to 10 lakhs.
Like in many other spheres, the poor by the accident of their birth stand little chance of receiving life-saving transplants.
More State Governments need to pave the way for making transplants affordable and help patients with post-transplant medication support. Till then, NGOs and such entities need to come forward to bridge the gap.
MOHAN Foundation has been working relentlessly to increase the deceased organ donation rate in various states, across India. It gives us great pleasure to now announce our endeavour, Anudaan – Making transplants affordable for providing help to the economically poor and needy patients so that they can also have access to life-saving organ donation and transplantation.
This endeavour has been made possible by the generosity of philanthropic individuals, corporates and other entities. We encourage contributions to the corpus so that more patients can be supported under this initiative.
- To honour the memory of a loved one
- To commemorate a special day
- To show your gratitude
- To simply celebrate life
Who is Eligible?
- Individual Grants
Mr. T.N.Venkatesan, a philanthropist, has been supporting various causes in education and health. When his own daughter, underwent a kidney transplant in the year 2010, he realized the need for supporting the underprivileged so that they may have access to such life-saving treatment.
- Our Partnering Trusts & Foundations
- Corporate Partners
- Our Crowdfunding Partner
Milaap - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-transplants-affordable
Application form and Supporting requirements
- Economically underprivileged patients as determined by the grant criteria
- Kidney / Liver / Heart / Lungs / Pancreas / Small bowel transplant candidates may apply
The Application Form for Financial aid can be downloaded by clicking below.
Baby Aaradhya Akunuri, Liver transplant, January 16, 2021
- This form is required to be submitted to us by the hospital authorities where the transplant is planned.
- Applications must be made at least 15 days prior to the transplant date.
- The final decision on the applications (based on eligibility criteria), will depend on the discretion of the internal committee set up for this purpose.
6-year-old Baby Aaradhya successfully underwent a liver transplant on 16th
January 2021, at Global Hospital, Hyderabad. We received the support of many individuals and ‘Transplants Help the Poor Foundation’ and we were able to collectively raise Rs. 8.5 Lakhs. The hospital gave some concession and the transplant was made possible.
Baby Aaradhya, hailing from Sirsapalli village, Huzurabad, Telangana, belongs to a low-income family that could never afford such an expensive transplant, without the support provided by ‘Anudaan – Making Transplants Affordable’. While her mother was willing to give a portion of her liver, the family was lacking the financial resources to go ahead.
MOHAN Foundation wishes Aaradhya a long, healthy and happy life and thanks to all the supporters for their generosity.
“I thank everyone who worked round the clock to bring back smiles to our family. We will always be grateful to MOHAN Foundation, MFJCF and Transplants Help the poor Foundation”.
(Father of Baby Aaradhya)