'Brain dead' child's heart flown from Bengaluru transplanted in Chennai

In a successful inter-city coordinated effort, a heart harvested from a brain dead woman in Bengaluru was flown in here to be transplanted in a patient in a private hospital.

Pranab Mukherjee launches campaign for donation of posthumous human bodies, organs, tissues

President Pranab Mukherjee launched a campaign for the donation of posthumous human bodies, organs and tissues.

Tissue-engineered kidneys come closer to reality

Researchers, who have been diligently working to find ways to engineer new kidney tissue from a patient’s own cells or another source, have come a step closer to realizing that goal with a breakthrough.

Kidneys `grown in lab`

Scientists claim to have grown kidneys in a laboratory by manipulating stem cells.

Kidneys `grown in lab`

Scientists claim to have grown kidneys in a laboratory by manipulating stem cells.

Coming soon: Artificial hearts!

Scientists are growing human organs in laboratory using stem cells.

Coming soon: Artificial hearts!

Scientists are growing human organs in laboratory using stem cells.

Govt amends Transplantation of Human Organs Act

In an effort to promote and
streamline the process of organ donation, Government amended the Transplantation of Human Organs Act which will
simplify rules and extend the ambit of donors among family
members to grandparents.

Scientists grow human liver tissue for transplantation

Human liver cells grown on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures.

Scientists grow human liver tissue for transplantation

Human liver cells grown on resorbable scaffolds made from material similar to surgical sutures.

World Organ Donation Day

A brain-dead person`s organs can give a new lease of life to at least nine people.

World Organ Donation Day

A brain-dead person`s organs can give a new lease of life to at least nine people.

Heart pump keeps child alive until transplantation

Teenager Francesco De Santiago made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump.

Heart pump keeps child alive until transplantation

Teenager Francesco De Santiago made medical history by becoming the first child to be discharged from a paediatric hospital with an implanted mechanical heart pump.

Amendments in Transplantation to Human Organs Act

Govt today introduced amendments to the existing Bill which would increase the ambit of near relatives
eligible to donate their organs, allow swapping of organs and
regulate the transplantation of organs for foreign nationals.

Organ Transplantation Act to be made more stringent

Realising that human organ
trade has been thriving despite a regulatory mechanism in
place, government on Thursday approved amendments to the Organ
Transplantation Act to provide for stringent punishment to
those indulging in such a practice.

Organ Transplantation Act to be made more stringent

Realising that human organ
trade has been thriving despite a regulatory mechanism in
place, government on Thursday approved amendments to the Organ
Transplantation Act to provide for stringent punishment to
those indulging in such a practice.