Fifteen-year-old Mumbai resident Vaibhav Sanghavi had just completed his Class X exams in 2016 when he was asked a question that is rarely asked to someone so young: Would he consent to donate the organs of his 44-year-old mother who had just been declared brain dead? As their father was long dead, it was left to Vaibhav and younger brother Ravi to decide.
In a country where donor kidneys are in short supply, some questions are often asked. One of them is whether Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was recently admitted to AIIMS for a kidney transplant, would have to undergo the same procedure as the rest of the country under the Transplant of Human Organs and Tissue Rules, 2014.
Around 200 people from all walks of life participated in the Udaipur Donor Dash 2018 on Sunday at 6:30am. The organ donation awareness initiative was brought to life once again today.
The city has witnessed two deceased organ donations and transplants this year within a span of only one and a half months. In another boost to the movement, the state has started online registry of donors who have already pledged their organs.
At the Goafest 2018, Early Man Film went on to win Video Craft Specialist of the Year award with five Gold metals. The first three Gold awards came for Reforest India's 'The Story of Kaveri' campaign under three different sub-categories (16A Direction), (16B Editing) and (16D Cinematography).
Over the past 10-15 years, with the aid of stringent rules and regulations on brain death, there has not been a single accusation on somebody being declared dead by mistake or knowingly.
Awards across six categories for the Creative Abby Awards were announced at Goafest 2018 today. In the category of 'Video Craft Specialist of the Year' Early Man Film made a cleansweep bagging five Gold, four Silver and seven Bronze metals getting them 92 points. To put a perspective, the second place went to Oink films with just 14 points (one Silver and two Bronze).
Recently, when a 35-year-old woman whose husband was to undergo a renal transplant at a corporate hospital “volunteered” to donate her kidney, doctors did not suspect any coercion. The “donation” appeared to be genuine as the couple was married for some years and the husband was diagnosed with renal failure years after their marriage.
The second capital of Maharashtra has finally come on the ‘liver transplant’ map of the country, thus becoming fourth city in the state after Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad to have the advanced facility.
The iconic Qutub Minar was on Saturday evening lit up in bright green to highlight the cause of organ donation — conventionally represented by a green ribbon — during the fifth edition of Samarthan, an event organised by NGO Mohan Foundation to raise awareness.