The Olive Crown Awards recognised campaigns are created to make people pause and take note of the sustainability efforts being initiated by media, marketing, advertising and corporates alike. The initiative this year witnessed over 230 entries from India and Asia vying for recognition in 14 categories spanning across print, television and digital.
State organ transplant authority Transtan’s message three months ago to all hospitals to ensure organs are not alloted to foreign patients overlooking Indians has resulted in relatives of brain-dead patients in the state being asked to register whether they want to donate the organs “only to Indians”. This has upset senior transplant surgeons across hospitals, who say no foreign patient has been alloted an organ in the last four months even when an Indian can’t be found.
With four golds each, Wunderman Thompson and The Social Street dominated the IAA Olive Crown Awards 2019. Wunderman Thompson bagged golds for the `bucket` ad for Hindustan Unilever and the `Blink` campaign for Jimmy Nelson Foundation. The `blink` campaign also won JWT the top honours as the campaign of the year.
New Delhi: “Kadam Badhaa Le, Hadon Ko Mitaa Le, Aaja Khaalipan Mein Pee Ka Ghar Tera (take a step forward, destroy these distances, come into this void, the home of your beloved)”, sang Nizami Brothers, the famous ‘Sufi’ musical group to raise awareness about the cause of organ donation. The musical event was organised by the MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation, a non-government organisation on March 2 in New Delhi as part of its annual event ‘Samarthan’.
One of the oldest NGOs working towards promoting awareness for organ donation in India, MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation, recently held an event in Delhi where popular Sufi singer duo, Nizami Bandhu mesmerised everyone with their music.
Dynamic trauma care centres offering state-of-the-art medical care to accident victims will not just save lives but also improve the quality of organs that come into the cadaver organ donation programme, senior doctors said on Monday.
A unique 3-day educative health exhibition titled ‘Kutuhal’ was inaugurated by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and mayor Nanda Jichkar, on Saturday. The exhibition, held at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Auditorium, is jointly organised by Vigyan Bharati, along with VNIT, Indian Medical Association (IMA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI).
A Tamil movie starring actor Sivakarthikeyan portrays a hospital administering carbon monoxide to patients to render them brain dead for harvesting organs. “Breathe”, a web television series starring actor Madhavan shows registered organ donors being murdered for organs.
When Kandivli resident Daksha Siddhpura, 51, was declared brain dead after collapsing on December 27 last year, her husband and son knew what they had to do. They rushed her to Kokilaben Hospital, Andheri, to donate her organs.
Tamil Nadu saw a double hand transplant, a multivisceral transplant including part of a stomach, highest number of lung transplants and maximum utilization of hearts in 2018. However, it lost the top slot for number of organ donations to Telangana. TN, which had topped the list for a decade, recorded a 12% decline in donations in 2018 compared to 2017.