In a small span of 13 years Aman did more good to this world and humanity than many of us do all our lives. Mamta Jain writes about the day her life changed forever.
Organ donation and transplantation is not new to India. In fact Hindu mythology has several tales of organ donation and transplantation. T.N. Panda also provides some information on renal transplants and the scenario in Odisha.
If you’ve been advised a kidney transplant and your donor is incompatible, there’s a ray of hope. A Swap Transplant could be your saviour. ASTRA is India’s first and only swap transplant registry where a recipient can look for paired donor exchange.
Contrary to popular perception, the problems facing organ donation in India are not unique. The all too often heard “fact” that Indians do not want to donate because of religious reasons is simply not true.
There has been remarkable progress made in kidney transplantation that is giving patients with kidney failure a new lease of life.
Brain death is crucial to the process of organ retrieval and transplantation. As a neurosurgeon, I feel that neurologists and neurosurgeons need to play a much bigger role in the diagnosis and declaration of brain death in India
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.
Ever wonder what exactly brain death is? Watch this short and easy to understand film to get a clear picture.