If you step into any hospital, there are millions of Biru Kumars in our country who suffer from end stage Liver or Kidney Disease or any organ failure and await their death helplessly, in a desperate need of an organ transplant.
It has been observed that the police officials are reluctant to give authority for organ donation in Medico-Legal cases. This may be either because of their fear of accountability of their decision, jurisdictional problems or lack of knowledge and clarity on the statutory provisions in such cases.
Contrary to popular perception, the problems facing organ donation in India are not unique. The all too often heard “fact” that Indians do not want to donate because of religious reasons is simply not true.