My child lives. Just not with me. Mamta Jain writes about the day her life changed forever.
The private sector has its foot in the door. Does the Government? The push needs to be collective
When mum refused to accept my kidney donation, the fear of her death haunted us. I believe her worry that no one would marry me if I donated, is a direct result of misconceptions and lack of awareness on organ donation.
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.
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.
A person often tends to assume that body, and tissue donation are same. But all these terms have different meanings, different connotations and are governed by different laws in India and the rest of the world.
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