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  • The unravelling of a kidney racket

    The Hindu, Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Months after the monsoon hit the small town of Saket Nagar in Kanpur last year, Sangeeta Kashyap*, 33, packed her bags for Delhi where she had been promised a good job. She was excited; she had never stepped out of Kanpur before. “My husband’s friend had promised us 40 lakh. We dreamt of a ‘pakka’ house, a good education for our children, and even some savings to help us through illnesses.

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    • 80 per cent of live donors are women, finds study

      The Hindu BusinessLine, Monday, July 15, 2019

      In life, women show a large heart in donating organs to their blood relations, while in death, men are major donors of life giving organs, studies have indicated.

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      • Organ donations in Tamil Nadu drop by 12% in one year

        The Times Of India, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

        On Monday, as the state health minister boasted about how Tamil Nadu has secured awards for organ donation consecutively for four year, the statistics published by Transtan, a body that coordinates cadaver organ donations, shows the number is dipping.

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        • Corporates walk the talk for organ donation

          The Times Of India, Friday, July 5, 2019

          It is no longer just doctors and NGOs, but now even corporate houses have begun spreading the altruistic message of organ donation. The employee calendar in many companies now boasts of awareness talks, special drives to sign donor pledges or awareness walks and seminars.

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          • ‘Brain dead’ babies too can donate organs now

            The Times Of India, Monday, July 1, 2019

            A panel of medical experts has drafted guidelines to tackle the ambiguity over declaring brain deaths in the paediatric age group, particularly among neonates and infants. The proposed rules state that a baby born after 37 weeks of gestation can be declared brain dead and considered for organ

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            • Youngsters steer India's organ donation drive

              The Times Of India, Tuesday, June 25, 2019

              The Indian youth's sense of altruism and love for social action are emerging as the mainstay of the country's organ donation and transplant programme. Not only do youth in the 18 to 30 age group make up for 60% of the people who pledge to donate organs (see box), almost 80% of the deceased donors are from the 18 to 40 age bracket.

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