A team of doctors from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi achieve a rare feat of the first successful double hand transplant in the nation and any developing country till date. Watch their story.
The hopes of performing India’s first hand transplant looked bleak as several brain-dead patient’s relatives had turned down our request. “Take everything else,” they had said. “Not the hands.” We had become resigned to the fact that we may never do a hand transplant.
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.
Who would know what it is to be blind better than me. I have been blind ever since I was a child! There is no cure for my blindness, but there are lacs of people whose blindness can be cured, and here is how you can help.
Need an organ transplant and don't know where to start? ORGAN India is pleased to announce the launch of a Transplant Guide. An all-inclusive virtual handbook of transplant centres across India, along with related information a transplant patient may require.
People of Punjab are a generous and a liberated lot. They are open to ideas and consent for organ donation by the families is not the barrier here. It is the creative and bold leadership drive both at the legislative level and at the administrative level in the state that is currently lacking.
Meet Muktesh Chander. The man who created Green Corridors in North India, to facilitate smooth and timely transportation of organs in a non-stop thoroughfare - no mean achievement in a chaotic and apathetic city like Delhi.
The Armed Forces Organ Retrieval & Transplantation Authority (AORTA), is a success for many reasons. Convincing relatives is little easier because of inherent feeling of camaraderie, and the ready availability of aircraft courtesy the Indian Airforce has seen organs flown in from across the country to various army hospitals.
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.
Dr. Saudan Singh is the Director, National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), the apex centre for all-India activities of coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of Organs and Tissues. He spoke to ORGAN India on NOTTO’s future plans.