There will be an excess of over 20,000 participants in the seventh edition of the annual Airtel Hyderabad Marathon that will be held on August 20 (Sunday). With 3,500 runners coming from outside the city, a curtain raiser will be held on Saturday.
Professional dancer Lourd Vijay first knew he had kidney disease in November 2013. After two and a half years of dialysis, he finally got a kidney transplant through Karnataka’s organ transplant programme. And now, the 41-year-old is embarking on a 9,500 km journey to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation.
Shija Institute of Kidney Science completed 1 year of Kidney Transplantation on the 14th of August, 2017.In the last one year, it has successfully performed 10 (ten) Kidney Transplantations on 6 female and 4 male recipients including 3 (three) from Nagaland.
A human body may die, but soul is immortal. Therefore, people and organizations should come forward to promote organ donation as it can give a fresh lease of life to those patients who are staring at death, said mayor Nanda Jichkar on Sunday.
Organ transplantation is the only way for survival for people who are in last stages of organ failure. Every year, over 2.5 lakh deaths in India are attributed to organ failure. According to a study the organ donation rate is 0.26 donors per million population, compared to 30 donors per million in western countries.
This year the Indian Medical Association (IMA) city branch has joined hands with various city organizations including the Rotary Club, Janakrosh, the district administration, Mohan Foundation to celebrate 'World Organ Donation Day' on Sunday.
Liver transplants are no longer so rare in India that they should make news, but there was a special aspect to the transplant operations that the Sardesais underwent in Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai, recently.
“Organ donation can give a new lease of life to an individual. Organisations like Indian Medical Association and others should take lead in creating awareness about organ donation in the society. As a step towards in this direction, an aid of Rs 1 crore will be made available from District Development Fund for procurement of five ventilators,” said Sachin Kurve, District Collector.
6-year-old Mohit went to a school next to his farm in Pilwar Gaon in the Alwal district of Rajasthan. His farm had a huge threshing wheel to thresh the wheat produced. In 2015, on a winter morning in February, Mohit was standing on a stool next to the wheel wearing a jacket.