Organ donation

64% kidney, 63% liver donors in Kerala are women, most recipients men

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.

published on : 30th November 2023

Organs of brain-dead Tamil Nadu farmer harvested

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.

published on : 6th November 2023

Youth’s organs give new lease of life to patients in Vijayawada, Tirupati 

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.

published on : 29th October 2023

Over 80,000 pledge to donate organs since launch of Ayushman Bhav campaign, most from Maharashtra

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.

published on : 24th October 2023

Promote organ donation info, encourage pledges: UGC to VCs

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.

published on : 20th October 2023

Organ donation camp at Madras HC

Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala presided over the event, in which, State Government Pleader P Muthukumar signed the first pledge for organ donation.

published on : 13th October 2023

Women lead from the front in national organ and tissue 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.

published on : 3rd October 2023

Government hospital in Nizamabad uses Hindu mythology to promote organ donation

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.

published on : 1st October 2023

Brain-dead boy gives new lease of life to man

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.

published on : 27th September 2023

Theni organ donor gets first state honour

On September 23, Vadivel fell down and sustained severe head injuries after a cow dashed against his motorcycle.

published on : 27th September 2023

Organ donors to be laid to rest with state honours in Tamil Nadu: CM 

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.

published on : 24th September 2023

Organ trade: Chennai cops nab five in Bengaluru chase

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.

published on : 13th September 2023

As awareness wanes, only 845 take pledge to donate eyes in Karnataka

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.

published on : 8th September 2023

Andhra Pradesh govt plans to mandate two-tier verification for organ donation

However, now police verification will be done first, following which an NOC will be given so the hospital management can start the medical procedures.

published on : 27th August 2023

‘Bahanaga tragedy aftermath reposed faith in humanity’: Odisha CM

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.

published on : 14th August 2023

Organ donation falters, patients in distress in Kerala

Allegations surrounding organ donations have caused a significant drop in the number of donations from deceased donors.

published on : 14th August 2023

10 years after heart transplant, Sruthi leads ‘beautiful’ 2nd life

Sruthi, who came back to normal life after the surgery, is now working as a beautician.

published on : 13th August 2023

Organ Donation Day: Memorial to honour donors set up in Dwarka 

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.

published on : 5th August 2023

Telangana tops cadaver organ donation in the country

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. 

published on : 4th August 2023
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