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.
You may have heard about heart transplants but do you really know what happens behind the scenes? Watch this short film to catch a glimpse of the rush to save a life!
Once your cardiologist tells you that there is no further treatment available for your heart disease, perhaps it’s time to think of heart transplants and LVADs.
If you step into any hospital, there are millions of Biru Kumars in our country who suffer from end stage Liver or Kidney Disease or any organ failure and await their death helplessly, in a desperate need of an organ transplant.
All of us involved in the process of organ donation need to have a belief in not just the goodness of the cause, but in the goodness of the people. These 5 stories show you just how true this is.
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.
A mother faced with a dying child receives the ultimate gift from another mother who lost her son. A miracle followed by more miracles aided by doctors, government organizations, police and the large hearted residents of Chennai.
Longevity and quality of life is far better after a transplant than on dialysis. But in India barely 2% of all patients undergo a kidney transplant. Lack of awareness, gender imbalances, & deterrence from some doctors all hamper the process.
The limits of transplantation are being redefined by success of complex transplants such as limbs and face, which were hitherto only science fiction. The science of transplantation has progressed fast, but poses many legal and ethical questions.