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It can wreak havoc on the mind as well.
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"People should be made aware about organ donation."
Two young children have the gift of sight because of my sister.
Recently they created a green corridor in the city for cadaver organ transportation.
The noble work would give a new life to some who are dispossessed of vision.
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.
"The weight of the heart is very less and the deadline for its transplant is very short."
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Heart was successfully transplanted after being transported from Thiruvananthapuram by a Naval Air Ambulance.
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A bishop in Kottayam district of Kerala has decided to take the cue from Pope Francis and ensure that his call to make 2016 a 'Year of Mercy' doesn't go in vain. Jacob Muricken, the Bishop of Pala dio...
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A 48-year-old woman suffering from end-stage heart disease, a 55-year-old man suffering from liver failure, and two people in dire need of a kidney were all given a new lease of life after the family...
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Last week, the Indian Air Force (IAF) saved the lives of two people by employing one of its special aircraft to transport organs from Pune to Delhi. The organs were made available on July 26 when Gan...
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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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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.
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India cannot rely on luck to improve her ability to save as many road traffic accident and other trauma victims as possible. The people of this overwhelmingly caring society can and must do whatever is necessary to improve the broken trauma system in India.
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Everyone just wants to jump in and do a transplant for the sake of doing it. Too few transplant professionals seem to genuinely care whether their patient survives or not.
So it was a "magic Jaipur night" of many firsts: the first multiorgan recovery, the first deceased donor transplant, the first sharing of a donor liver with a hospital outside the state, the first heart valve recovery and the first "Green Corridor" between Jaipur and Delhi.