Owen Franken

Breathing New Life Into Organ Transplants In India

Organ transplant is a living-saving procedure. It is a medical marvel that many individuals have benefitted from. However, as recent reports have highlighted, it is also a medical system that has invariably promoted extensive abuse of human rights. Clinical criteria and ethical considerations rather than financial motives should be the force behind successful organ donation and allocation.
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Organ Donation in Rajasthan Part 2: The Challenges Ahead

The typical work culture in Indian government hospitals allows doctors to come to work at 10 am and leave by 3 pm. After hours work by doctors and even ancillary staff (ultrasonography and pathology technicians, immunology lab staff, etc.) can be difficult to ensure. The rigid top down bureaucracy discourages young rising talent to take on new and special challenges such as transplant.