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Brain dead Jaipur man gifts new life to four others

Rupesh, a 40-year-old, was declared brain dead following a road accident six days ago.

Dec 10, 2017, 13:28 PM IST

Questions raised as Sasikala’s husband Natarajan undergoes organ transplant

Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan had a successful liver and kidney transplant on Wednesday at a hospital in Chennai, which has come under scanner over alleged irregularities to facilitate the surgery.

Oct 04, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

Organ donation: Four things to keep in mind when considering a transplant

Due to lack of awareness, there are myths and fears in people's minds about organ donation.

Aug 13, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

Breakthrough! Scientists pave way for pig-to-human organ transplant through gene editing

In the study, published in the journal Science, the researchers removed the virus genes from the pig genome using CRISPR-Cas 9 – a gene editing tool – in live animals. 

Aug 11, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Green corridor transports donor heart for transplant in just 18 minutes

A donor's heart was successfully transported from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on Thursday covering a distance of 18 km in 18 minutes.

Apr 07, 2017, 23:29 PM IST

Mumbai: Hospital worker and brain-dead woman saves 4 lives

The donor woman was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital and was declared brain dead following intracerebral bleeding and brain stem haemorrhage.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:26 PM IST

East India's first cadaver liver transplant in Kolkata

Family members of a 53-year-old male patient - Samar Chakraborty - who was declared brain dead on Monday assented to the procedure to transplant the liver that is expected to bequeath a new lease of life to a 46-year-old female recipient with liver damage.

Jul 27, 2016, 08:37 AM IST

Green corridor helps transport liver 210km in 3.30 hours!

It took the ambulance a mere 3.36 hours to transport the liver from Nashik's Rishikesh Hospital to Pune's Sahyadri Hospital. 

Jun 28, 2016, 12:55 PM IST

China records rise in voluntary organ donation

The rate for organ donation per million of population reached 1.2 in 2014, a 60-fold increase from the level of 2010, the commission said.

Mar 09, 2016, 16:30 PM IST

2 green corridors created in Indore for organ transportation

Probably for first time in the country, two green corridors were created simultaneously here today for separate transport of a liver and a kidney, donated by kin of a 59-year-old man, for their transplantation in two persons.

Nov 09, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

PM highlights need for organ donations

He said few states have done well "in this regard by cutting short the paper work" while appreciating Tamil Nadu for having done "extremely well" in organ donation. 

Oct 25, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

Kerala plans outcome-registry for clearer organ transplantation

A senior health department official today said the outcome registry would be operational within one month and it is now being run on a trial basis.

Oct 22, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Marijuana may help in organ transplant

In situations where transplanted organs may not be a perfect match, marijuana may be used to delay rejection of an incompatible organ, new research has found.

Sep 02, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Committee for better coordination on organ transplant issues

The health ministry has decided to set up an inter-ministerial committee to resolve issues of coordination in tasks related to organ transplant.

Aug 25, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

Tamil Nadu tops in organ donation: Health Minister

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.

Aug 17, 2015, 17:54 PM IST

US policies to boost organ donations don`t work: Study

Government policies aimed at increasing the number of organ donors in the United States have fallen flat, and bolder steps are needed to fix an urgent public health crisis, researchers said Monday.

Jun 01, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

'Brain dead' man provides life to six people

A 'brain dead' man today provided a new lease of life to six persons after his organs were harvested and transplanted on them.

Jan 15, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

'Slim chance of Ebola virus passing through organ donation'

The risk of the Ebola virus passing from organ donor to recipient is extremely small, experts suggest.

Dec 15, 2014, 15:19 PM IST

Making law to encourage organ transplant a complex issue: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that formulating any law to encourage organ donation was a complex issue in view of the illegal rackets involved in it, especially the medical fraternity.

Nov 04, 2014, 21:54 PM IST

Designer organs come closer to reality

In a new surgical experiment, researchers had transplanted growing human intestinal 'organoids' into mice that could be useful one day for designing and producing organ parts for repairing diseased tissues using a patient's own skin cells.

Oct 20, 2014, 17:16 PM IST