I donated a part of my liver to my Dad. I feel so wonderful that I could save him.
One of the few options left for those needing a kidney transplant is a Swap Transplant. Read more to know about ASTRA – a swap transplant registry.
Right now, our only method of true replacement-medicine is organ transplantation. In the future, we’ll reach that stage when custom-made organs and body parts are possible. That is the next BIG thing.
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.
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.
“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?”
There are millions of burns victims yearly in India, out of which many are crippled and disfigured while others simply die. Wouldn’t it be great if instead of cremating or burying ourselves completely, we could save a bit of us to help others after we go? Read the article and watch the 3 minute film to find out how.
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.
Our worst fear is the loss of a loved one. What could possibly give a grieving parent the courage to donate their child’s organs upon their deaths? Or a brother to urge his parents to say ok to his little brother’s organs being used to save someone else’s life... This too just a few hours after the tragedy occurs. Would you do it? Here are some stories of brave hearts who did. Take some time to hear their stories and share them on your page to inspire others.