BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital recently completed another record-breaking achievement of concluding 500 kidney transplants. This feat has been achieved in just nine years. Currently, they perform seven to eight kidney transplants a month and are one of the largest kidney transplant centres in the state.
Highlighting the need for creating more awareness on organ donation which still has social stigma attached, experts have said that the transplant coordinators play a vital role to motivate the family members and relatives of brain-dead persons so that the vital organs can be harvested.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, is exploring the possibility of making use of drones to transport corneas to hospitals for transplantation surgery.
The family of a 49-year-old former serviceman, who was in the Army for 17 years, has agreed to donate his eyes, skin and bones. Doctors of Sassoon Hospital were able to harvest the bones and send them to the bone bank of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.
The city registered its first bone donation on August 25 when the family members of a 49-year-old deceased ex-serviceman donated his bones, along with corneas, at the state-run Sassoon General Hospital. A team of orthopaedic surgeons retrieved nine pieces of bones, including seven rib bones and two ileum bones, from his pelvic region.
The first bone donation in Pune took place at the state run Sassoon General Hospital on August 25 when 49-year-old ex-serviceman donated his bones and corneas to the hospital. Aarti Gokhale, chief coordinator, at the Zonal Transplant Coordination committee (ZTCC) said the donor, Vijay Maruti Kadam, who had served in the army for 17 years, passed away under tragic circumstances due to death by hanging.
A rising graph prominently put up on the website of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) effectively captures India’s heartening organ donation story: If the country registered 900 donations of liver, kidney and heart in 2009, the total rose to 3,038 in 2018.
State capital Bhopal is yet to come to terms with the organ donation, reflects official figures. As per National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) in past three years 199 donations have taken place in Madhya Pradesh and of these only 11 have taken place in Bhopal and remaining 188
Lakhs of lives could be saved in the country if misconceptions about organ donation are removed. A donated body could save up to eight lives and therefore there is a need to create awareness about organ donation, said Sarita Chaurasiya, president of Adarsh Chaurasia Ladies Club, on Saturday.