A 40-year-old man, who was declared brain dead at the AIIMS here, has saved the lives of three people by donating his organs, including liver and kidneys, a top official of the hospital said on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu leads in organ donation in the country with organs of 683 persons being harvested and donated to over 3000 beneficiaries since the setting up of the Transplant Authority of Tamil Nadu in 2008, State Health Minister C Vijaya Bhaskar said today.
Personal inhibitions and religious reasons once stopped people from donating their organs but cadaver donation is steadily catching up in Kerala with state agencies expecting the number of donors to touch 70 this year.
Organ transplantation has been one of the superlative advances of modern science that has resulted in many patients acquiring a renewed lease of life with cadaver organ donation fast developing into a major treatment protocol.
With the gap in human organs demand and supply increasing year on year, the local chapters of CII and Yi have joined hands with 12 major hospitals here to create awareness on the need for organ donation among the public in a sustained but conspicuous manner.
Ruing the dismal status of organ donations in India, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today called for a movement to encourage people to come forward to pledge their organs even as he declared that the government was planning six regional centres for organ donation.
New Delhi: The international experts on Thursday lauded the milestone of India's first hand transplant conducted by doctors at the Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) in January this year.
Representatives from an Indian NGO Mohan Foundation and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) met at the House of Lords on 26th February 2015 to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work together to learn from each other's experiences.