As the famous detective said, “My name is Sherlock Holmes, it is my business to know what other people do not know.” A transplant coordinator has to do the same in order to prevent organ trading.
A regular family of four. Sporty, sociable husband, arty anti-social wife, techie teenage son and Messi fan daughter. A six month roller coaster - from healthy to dying. A heart transplant is successful.
I am usually not very forceful once a family has said no for organ donation. We have been trained to respect the family’s decision and withdraw with grace, but somehow with this family my heart wasn’t fully convinced.
Hi, I’ll introduce myself first. I’m Mamta Agarwal, and I am 38years old, I have a husband named Anuj and two children, a 14-year-old girl named Nandani and a 12-year-old boy named Krishna. I also have a brother, named Mohit, who's a year older than me.
Everyone knows that organ donation saves lives. But few know that so does skin donation. At the National Burns Centre in Mumbai, we have a unique model in India where we go to a person’s house to collect skin after their deaths.
“Is she going to make it doctor”? These are the words of a grieving father whose 12 year old daughter met with life threatening accident. The family had arrived in Chandigarh justa few hours before to visit their relatives.
For those who want to know where and how to donate their bodies after their deaths, the process is simple now. ORGAN India has created an online Body Donation Directory to facilitate Body Donation everywhere in India. Read to see how this simple the Directory works.
My perfectly healthy strapping young son is suddenly told that he has cancer. A Bone Marrow Transplant could have helped. But as a country, we aren’t doing what it takes to get one.
One way of bridging the gap between the supply and demand of human organs is to promote organ Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD). For this, withdrawal of care guidelines for terminally ill patients is desperately required in India.
Manu, in a subconscious gesture, held his wife’s hand gently. It was a tiny, fleeting move, but it was poignantly beautiful. It showed the integration, in his mind, of another’s hands in his body.