Ten years ago, Mumbai-based Shashank Kulkarni was grappling with the emotional and financial challenges of his father’s cancer treatment when he got another blow. He was himself diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2008. “The Rs 5 lakh group health insurance cover provided by my employer came to my rescue,” he says.
Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) in association with Mohan Foundation will be conducting a visual arts competition, Life 2.0, on the theme organ donation for students of various schools and colleges in Chennai. The competition will take place at Vadapalani Metro station on Saturday, between 3 pm and 6 pm.
British Medical Journal (BMJ) India is all set to celebrate the landmark fifth edition of the BMJ Awards South Asia. Thirty nominations have been shortlisted – post a rigorous evaluation – the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on December 1, 2018 in Chennai.
The organ retrieval units at Government Medical College, and Mayo Hospital have witnessed only one successful transplant each until now. The procedure for organ retrieval has been marred with many challenges. To overcome them, two individuals from Nagpur will be placed as medical coordinators in both hospitals, and are expected to start duties from the first week of December.
Sixty seven-year-old Pramod Mahajan, who works as a farmer in Pune, had donated his kidney to a army person 18 years ago which saved a life. It was a life changing decision taken for humanitarian cause. After giving one of his kidneys to his friend, he realised that there must be a lot of people like his friend in the entire country
State organ transplant body Jeevasarthakathe has sought the support of Chennai-based Mohan Foundation, which will be training 55 individuals to become transplant coordinators, in Victoria Hospital campus from Monday to Friday. While Jeevasarthakathe has only five transplant coordinators, each of the 52 hospitals, that act as a transplant centre, has only one coordinator.
Pramod Mahajan a 67-year-old farmer who is an organ donor, reached the city on the second day of his 100-day motorcycle tour across the country to spread awareness about organ donation. Mahajan, who hails from Sangli, began his tour from Pune on Sunday and plans to cover at least 10,000 km across the country. If all goes well, he would like to put 15,000 km behind him.
67-year-old farmer, Pramod Mahajan, has started a 100-day motorcycle tour across the country to spread awareness about organ donation. He began his tour on October 21. Himself an organ donor, Mahajan plans to cover at least 10,000 km across the country. Through his journey, he wants to tell people that donating organ does not have any ill-effects on body.
In a rare instance in Mumbai last month, the organs of a 59-year-old brain-dead patient, that were harvested and transplanted, failed in all the three recipients. One of them, a 32-year-old being treated for renal failure, died within 48 hours while the recipient of the other kidney, a 60-year-old, died within a fortnight. The recipient of the liver, a 73-year-old woman, had to undergo a second transplant operation soon after.
In an encouraging example of organ and tissue donation, a family from Kharghar donated the bones of their loved one, apart from her corneas and skin. For Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), which houses the country’s oldest and city’s lone tissue bank, it was only the third such donation since 2016.