Can a deceased donor’s family decide whom the donated organ should go to? While some developed countries allow this, India doesn’t. Because of this, the family of a 24-year-old man who was declared brain dead at a private hospital recently couldn’t donate his organs.
As the world observes the World Kidney Week, it also awakens us, Indians, to the sad fact that despite this particular vital organ (the kidney) being a transplantable one – our country’s record remains painfully poor in terms of availability of donor organs.
While the need for organ transplantation remains high, donations, particularly cadaver donations are few, leaving patients waiting for years. Hari, a patient in Thrissur, has been awaiting a liver transplant for four years, said his wife.
Emphasising on the need to build awareness and a roadmap to overcome challenges towards Cadaver Donation, Institute of Medicine & Law (IML) on Monday organized a virtual meeting to release a Whitepaper on Organ Donation.
The Institute of Medicine and Law (IML), which is involved in spreading awareness on medical laws, on Thursday organised a virtual meeting to release a white paper on organ donation in the country. The whitepaper captures various challenges faced by doctors, grief counselors, tests, care givers and patients who are waiting for an organ.
Kudos to Goa Medical College (GMC) and the newly formed Goa State Organ Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) for the first cadaveric donation (organs harvested from a person declared brain dead) in Goa. It is noteworthy that in terms of Health care/Medi-care sector this is a giant leap from the times when cadaveric Organ transplantation or donation was impossible in Goa because of the callous attitude of successive Governments.
Jaipur: The work on country’s first memorial for organ donors has entered the final stages near Central Park on SMS Hospital Road in the city. To be inaugurated by chief minister Ashok Gehlot on the National Organ Donation Day through virtual platform on November 27, it acknowledges the contribution of organ donors.
Mumbai: Continuing its social initiative #NoMoreWaiting for a second year, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance today unveiled a unique educational program on organ donation and a plan to build corpus for underprivileged organ recipients. The insurer will continue its partnership with MOHAN Foundation, an NGO actively working for the cause.
On the occasion of the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Traffic Police Jaipur, Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety, Mohan Foundation and Jaipur Citizen Forum and Neuro Trauma Society Rajasthan along with bereaved family members paid a floral tribute to those who had succumbed to road accidents.
This Friday, on October 9, the Karamveer episode of KBC will see Dr. Sunil Shroff, Founder & Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation along with actor Riteish Deshmukh on the Hot Seat championing the cause of Organ Donation. Started in 1997, MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation is a pioneering NGO in the area of deceased organ donation and has been a torch bearer of this program.