Organ Donation

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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Why The Film Industry Needs To Talk About Donating Eyes

While changing that scenario requires a complex joint approach from policymakers, doctors, public health experts, NGOs and the society, there is one important way in which common citizens can contribute: eye donation. Thousands of people in India are blind because we as a society are still not serious about eye donation (and organ donation in general), that too despite Aishwarya Rai's ardent and gorgeous appeal more than two decades back.
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They Lost Their Children But Saved Others

Organ donation is not something most people give much thought to. What is a routine and widely accepted form of life-giving and life-saving in so many societies in the world makes most of us uncomfortable. However, there are those like Mamta Jain, Lalitha Raghuram and Purnima Jain who have gone above and beyond what anyone could have expected of them. They were able to think beyond the tragic loss facing them and helped others in need by donating the organs of their children.