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.
“I know the concept was different and a little weird, but I think it’s the best occasion when all the people are gathering and if we could do it on a mass scale, then why not?”
The medical success of transplantation has not translated into benefit for most patients primarily because of limited organ availability and affordability of a transplant. Here is what is likely to happen and how you can insure yourself and get help.
If you, the reader, are facing the prospect of an organ transplant, I hereby certify: You will be better off afterward. This blog is to say how I could grimace and yet grin and carry on for four years of illness.
Transplantation of Hands and Faces is not life-saving. Hands and faces are highly visible parts of the body, and closely related to the identity of the individual. This makes their transplantation difficult.