body donation awareness

Body Donation Directory

In the last year, ORGAN India received a lot of calls on our helplines from people all over India who wanted to know where they could pledge their bodies for donation after their deaths. We decided that instead of wasting precious resources that we don’t have in collecting this information for individuals, we should make this easy for everyone in India to be able to donate their body. So we created the online Body Donation Directory to facilitate Body Donation everywhere in India.

Our Body Donation Directory was launched by Honorable Union Health Minister Shri JP Nadda in the presence of our Trustees Parashar Foundation, Mrs. Kirti Parashar and Ms Anika Parashar, Dr. Jagdish Chandra, Director Lady Harding Medical College, Mr. Alok Kumar, President Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti and other dignitaries at the Organ & Whole Body Donation Awareness Campaign 2016-2017 on 12th May 2017 at Lady Hardinge Medical College.

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For about 9 months, data has been gathered from all States in India where body donation is possible. The Directory is available on the website www.organindia.org and any person in any State in India can go to the Body Donation Directory on our website, choose the state they want information for, choose the city in that state for which they want the information, and they will get a drop down menu of all Medical Institutions or NGO’s in their chosen city where they can pledge or donate their bodies. Under each Institution, users will also get the names, phone numbers and email id’s of the exact people to call in order to fill out a form or pledge their bodies.

It’s extremely simple to operate and with a few clicks, anyone in India will have access to this information, which otherwise is difficult to obtain. www.organindia.org/overviews/body-donation-directory/

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What is Body Donation?

Body Donation is the donation of the whole body after death for purposes of medical research and education. The donated body, known as a cadaver, is useful for understanding the human body and for advancing science. Medical schools use whole embalmed bodies to teach anatomy to medical students. Any person wishing to donate their body may be required to make prior arrangements with the local medical school, hospital, or Body Donation program before death. Individuals may request a consent form, and will be supplied information about policies and procedures that will take place after the potential donor is deceased.

Some notable Indians who donated their body for medical research are Jyoti Basu, communist leader and former Chief Minister of West Bengal, Justice Leila Seth, and Sangh Parivar veteran and former Rajya Sabha member Nanaji Deshmukh.

Why is Body Donation so important?

Human bodies are used to teach students about the structure of the body and how it works. The bodies are also required to train surgeons and other healthcare professionals. The medical institutions receive dead bodies (called cadavers) by voluntary donations as also the unclaimed bodies provided by the Police. These donations are highly valued by staff and students in medical institutions.

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body and is one of the most important courses in the education of physicians, dentists and other health professionals. It serves as a foundation for other medical courses. Bodies are also used by research physicians in the development of many new life saving surgical procedures, for example, surgical approaches to various internal organs amongst others.

Body Donation is much appreciated and contributes greatly to our understanding of the human body. Anyone considering the option of donating their body to science should know that their gift will be great valued. It will play a critical role in helping medical students to master the complex anatomy of the human body and will provide researchers with the essential tools to help our patients of tomorrow.

Are they any limitations or conditions on Body Donation?

Though most institutions welcome the offer of a donation, there are certain medical conditions that may lead to the offer being declined. Please do speak to a medical school near you who can give you more information about these conditions and any other reasons why a Body Donation may be declined.

Post-mortem examination is one reason why a medical school might decline the offer of a Body Donation. As these situations arise unexpectedly depending on the circumstances of a person’s death, potential body donors and their families should be prepared to consider alternative arrangements in these particular circumstances.

How to donate your Body

You need to identify and get in touch with Medical Colleges or Body Donation NGO’s around India in order to register your wish at a medical college in your city.

You can obtain this information by going to our website www.organindia.org or clicking on this link www.organindia.org/overviews/body-donation-directory/ (Pan-India Body Donation Directory) to find an organization in India near you.

The process usually involves signing a form with two witness signatures and submitting it to the Medical College/NGO. Upon death, the relatives have to inform the Medical College/NGO. Therefore it is extremely important that if anyone wishes to donate their body after their deaths, then their relatives should be ready and willing to take such a step. Sensitisation of the relatives is of prime importance.

It has taken our team months of extreme hard work – lots of phone calls, lots of waiting, lots of explanation – in order to create this directory. We hope that it will go a long way in helping simplifying the noble act of body donation for people across India, leading to many more bodies being available for donation. Please do spread the awareness about this directory in any way that you can so that everyone can know about this service that ORGAN India is providing.

The Directory Launch

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We are very thankful to Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti for all their support and help in launching this Directory. LHMC also released an innovative publication titled ‘Tribute to a Silent Teacher – The Human Body’ which showcases short stories narrated by undergraduate medical students based on their interactions with Next of Kin of whole body donors associated with the Department of Anatomy in the year 2016-2017. The next of kin of body donors, registered body donors, and volunteers were also felicitated and short documentaries which will serve to inspire the society at large were released. The institute also announced its blog – www.organandbodydonation.com dedicated to the activities related to organ & tissue donation with the aim to reach out to a larger community through a digital platform. Another site to visit for information on Body Donation – www.dehdan.org

Sunayana Singh

Sunayana is a former journalist and has worked at Newstrack, Aaj Tak and Newslaundry. She co-founded ORGAN India as an initiative of the Parashar Foundation in 2013, and now works full time in spreading awareness on organ donation through various initiatives.

57 Comments

  1. M.R.Tagore · August 8, 2017 Reply

    I want to donate my body after death in Secunderabad/Hyderabad,Telangana State. Kindly let me know whom I should contact?

  2. Ankit · October 27, 2017 Reply

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  4. Dilip Kishore Sahay · October 27, 2017 Reply

    Please let me know the contact details of NGO at Patna for donating my entire body along with all organs after death.

  5. Satish Kumar Bajaj · October 27, 2017 Reply

    I have already applied on line for donation of ful body on 24th Oct. 2017 after death .
    When I will get confirmation & Card for the same

  6. Sampad Biswal · October 27, 2017 Reply

    I want to donate my body after death in odisha Bhubaneswar State. Kindly let me know whom I should contact?

  7. Ankit · October 27, 2017 Reply

    I want donate my lever & kidney in earlier….

  8. aadesh gupta · October 27, 2017 Reply

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  9. Satyabodha Raichur · October 27, 2017 Reply

    Hi,

    I have registered with ORGAN for organ donation .

    Now I also desire to donate my whole body posthumous .

    Appreciate if you can advise.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Satyabodha Raichur
    # 9742111678

  10. Brahm Deo Rawat · October 27, 2017 Reply

    I want to donate my body. Permanently residing in Agra.

  11. promila hingorani · October 27, 2017 Reply

    i have pledged to donate my eyes and organs of myself .This campaign can be intensified more at old aged homes and taking the example of Sri Lanka where this noble deed is compulsory.Need to sensitive our crowds for the cause.

  12. Chander shekhae · October 27, 2017 Reply

    Hi I m donate my body after death as soon as possible plz.

  13. saurabh dayal · October 27, 2017 Reply

    sir i have 14.3Hb ,and i have donated ffp and blood 6 times.

  14. Nand Kishor Varma · October 28, 2017 Reply

    I am 68 yrs old I want to Donate my whole Body after Death In Mira Road – 401107 Whom should I contact

  15. Raja Babu Gupta Founder Sanjivini Human Recourse Development Foundation , · October 28, 2017 Reply

    I want talk to Mrs. Sunayna Singh for more discussion at NGO Level How do work implement my mob no is mention 9451053370.

  16. Prof. Dr. N. M. Shama sundar · October 30, 2017 Reply

    Good afternoon. I am Dr. N. M. Shama sundar, Professor (earlier Head of the Department) of Anatomy, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka. I am also the Secretary of JSS Body Donation Association. Till date we have registration of > 2900 voluntary donors & We have received 350 BODIES of all communities, both genders, of all socio-economic strata, both rural & urban, from laborers to Ministers. Every year we conduct half-a-day program for donors , their families & friends, regarding awareness, health related lectures with working lunch. People are extremely happy about this. I personally go to their house in our ambulance, console them, answer all their queries, bring the body any time of the day or night ( 24 / 365 !) to the dept, embalm immediately, keep in the dept for the relatives to come & see the body for about 15 days. Arrange for the receipt immediately. All these are totally free. We also receive donation of aborted Fetuses. We DO NOT receive cases of Accident, Suicide & Murder (Medico-legal). we have a very huge collection of Cadavers in our dept. We conduct hands-on workshops for Orthopedics, Surgery, ENT, Anaesthesia, etc.Because of these services, I have many Medals & Awards even at National level.

    • rekha · February 11, 2018 Reply

      Namaste Professor.

      I am from Mangalore. My mother aged about 70 years , wants to donate her body after her death for a noble cause.

      Kindly direct me in this regard so that I can help herself. Thus she can lead a satisfied life of her last decades.
      Kindest regards,
      Rekha Ganesh

    • MUKESH GARG · February 4, 2020 Reply

      I am from Hyderabad and registered donor of all organs. I want to donate my body after death also.

      So, please guide me to register for this noble purpose.

      With regards,

      Mukesh Garg

  17. SUBASH CHANDRA SARANGI · October 30, 2017 Reply

    Kindly update me when some special event(s) on ‘Organ / Body Donation’ is / are organized, anywhere in India, so that I may participate in the same, plz.

  18. SUBASH CHANDRA SARANGI · October 30, 2017 Reply

    I want to pledge for Organ Donation. Please guide me further.

  19. Sheetal Joshi · November 1, 2017 Reply

    We congratulate ORGAN India to take up this noble initiative of preparing a very wholesome guide for convenience of general public. Especially I appreciate the effort of Sunayana Singh and congratulate her.
    We are very grateful to the foundation and value our association with them
    Regards
    Dr Sheetal Joshi
    Nodal Officer
    Organ & Body Donation Activities at LHMC
    Lady Hardinge Medical College

  20. Jaikumar Bidichandani · November 2, 2017 Reply

    I am also looking forward for Organ Donation to needy person

  21. RAMESH CHANDRA NAYAK · November 6, 2017 Reply

    GREATEST DONATION WHILE LIVING ANY MATERIAL EVEN ORGAN TO BE USED BY NEED PERSON AFTER DEATH IS A SACRIFICE OF CERTAIN CULTURE SYSTEM TRADESION IS ALSO A GREAT

  22. ganji shivaraju · November 9, 2017 Reply

    I want to donate my body…contact number 7702914868

  23. Shivani Thakur · December 18, 2017 Reply

    I want to register for organ donation. After getting the donation card, if I get a natural death at home, to whom and how my family should contact?
    Please, mail me at shivanithkr91@gmail.com asap.

    Your information, would be a great help for me.

  24. Kshirodra Bhoi · March 17, 2019 Reply

    Want to donate body after death. in Sambalpur, Balangir, Odisha, please provide contact details of ngo.

    • ORGAN India
      ORGAN India · March 25, 2019 Reply

      Sir, please go on to our website http://www.organindia.org and go to the Body Donation Directory. There if you look under Orissa, you will find the medical college closest you. Let us know if you have any problems.

      Regards,
      ORGAN India Team

  25. Saikat Niyogi · October 19, 2019 Reply

    Please give me details of death body donation contact no of Kolkata

  26. Prasanna · November 9, 2019 Reply

    I wanna donate my whole body organs after death

  27. SAMARPITA BANERJEE · December 26, 2019 Reply

    I want to donate my body after death in kolkata

  28. Diane Ruffin · February 26, 2020 Reply

    I would like to know how I could donate whole body donor!
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  29. Ankita Sethy · March 6, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my whole body after my death please contact me…nd now ican donate my kidney …for free of cost …

  30. Latha · March 20, 2020 Reply

    Namaste. My father wants to donate his whole body after his death. Please how to contact . And what is the procedure. Thanks

  31. Radhika P · April 24, 2020 Reply

    I am located at Hyderabad, would like to Donate my Body after death can you please contact me 9177699988

  32. Adarsh Bandhu · April 29, 2020 Reply

    I am 71 plus and staying in Noida (UP). Please guide me where and how I can donate my body after death for scientific research. Thanks Contact no 9213252807/7011814585

  33. Ranjan Kumar Panigrahi · May 1, 2020 Reply

    I register my name and address in https://www.organindia.org. what to in next time. how I get the response letter from your side.

  34. Rajib Hussain · May 25, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my body .please contact with me 7872326448.

  35. Sowjanya · June 5, 2020 Reply

    How to donate my body after death. I am lived in telangana state. Tell me details near body donate hospitals.

  36. Pallabi Datta · June 24, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my body after death. Please contact me. Kolkata

  37. Suresh · July 10, 2020 Reply

    Now ready to body donation plz contact with me 9391154712

  38. Soumya Roy · August 5, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my entire body. How do I proceed further on the same .

  39. Sonal Agarwal · August 29, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my entire body after death plz contact me 9927622263

  40. Ankita Chakraborty · September 8, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my body after my death, want to know about the procedure, pls contact me 9874392262

  41. Shivakumar Panchaxarimath · September 28, 2020 Reply

    I wish to donate my whole body after my death. Please register my name and oblige. Thank you. Regards.

  42. Sweta Priyadarshini · October 8, 2020 Reply

    I want to body parts donate after death

  43. Ritu Rani Agrawal · October 13, 2020 Reply

    I want to donate my whole body after death …. I m from Varanasi,
    Uttar Pradesh…
    Please suggest me, how can I do?

  44. R K Pandey · October 20, 2020 Reply

    i want to donate my kidney and entire body parts after death.
    what is procedure.
    if any NGO interested plz consult me on 8002859892.

  45. Samundar vijay Jain · November 20, 2020 Reply

    Me and my wife wants to donate our bodies after death.
    Please help us to full fill
    The formality

  46. Prashant soni · December 17, 2020 Reply

    I am from Vadodara and not registered donor of all organs. I want to donate my body after death also.

    So, please guide me how to register for this noble purpose.

    With regards,

    Prashant soni
    09722212087

  47. Rini kar · January 9, 2021 Reply

    I want to donate my body after my death .
    Rini kar
    Kolkata

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