The study said while males constitute a greater percentage of cadaver donors, a staggering 93% of total organ donations in the country are from live donors.
On Thursday evening, Velusamy sustained head injuries in a road accident. He was declared brain dead around 8.30 pm the same night. Following consent from his family, his kidneys were harvested.
As per Ayush Hospital management committee chairman Dr Yarlagadda Ramesh babu, one kidney is used by Ayush Hospital, another kidney and liver was shifted to Manipal Hospital.
India faces the lowest organ donation rate worldwide, with a mere 0.1 per cent of the population donating their organs after death, in stark contrast to 70-80 per cent of people in Western countries.
So far, the maximum response to pledge organs has been reported in the age group of 30-45 years, followed by those aged 18-30 years.
Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala presided over the event, in which, State Government Pleader P Muthukumar signed the first pledge for organ donation.
As many as 35,000 women have so far taken the pledge to donate their organs and tissues. In sharp contrast, only around 26,000 men have come forward.
A donor registration drive titled “Avayavadanam” (organ donation) was held from September 18 to 28 The GGH took a distinctive approach by linking Hindu mythology with the concept of organ donation.
Krishna’s liver has been sent to a hospital in Visakhapatnam, one kidney to Vijayawada, and the heart to Tirupati. The police arranged a green channel from Guntur to safely transport his organs.
On September 23, Vadivel fell down and sustained severe head injuries after a cow dashed against his motorcycle.
The practice of observing September 23 as Organ Donation Day began in Tamil Nadu after the tragic death of 15-year-old AP Hitendran in 2008.
The fraudsters received up to `5 crore for kidney and lung donations, said the police. The police said the gang were involved in other frauds as well.
Unsure about sustaining the same pace of donations throughout the year, Dr Shetty has suggested organising year-long campaigns to ensure that the message is running in the minds of people.
However, now police verification will be done first, following which an NOC will be given so the hospital management can start the medical procedures.
Naveen also paid tributes to late Suraj Behera on whose name the award has been instituted and said the sacrifice made by his parents encouraged organ donation in the state.
Allegations surrounding organ donations have caused a significant drop in the number of donations from deceased donors.
Sruthi, who came back to normal life after the surgery, is now working as a beautician.
Doctors said the move is aimed to celebrate the spirit of selflessness which saves the lives of many people who would otherwise die from end-stage organ failure.
The Jeevandan programme, initiated in 2013, has witnessed 1,288 brain death donations to date, resulting in the collection and transplantation of 4829 organs to those in need.