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.
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.
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.
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.