Organ Transplant

  • Rishi Kapoor appeals to the public to donate organs, pledges his own March 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Actor Rishi Kapoor pledged to donate organs. After distributing prizes to the winners of 'Transplant Games 2014' at PGIMER in Chandigarh, the 61-year-old veteran actor signed the pledge to be an organ donor. Rishi appealed to the general public to come forward for this noble cause and donate organs after death. The...
  • Website to be launched on Jan 26 to promote organ donation January 9, 2014

    A website in English and Hindi would be launched from January 26 in Indore to promote organ transplantation and its donation after death.  The bilingual website would make available a detailed database regarding organ transplant and its donation after the death of a person, official sources said on Thursday. Information about all...
  • A 3D printer that can create organs at the touch of a button September 7, 2013

    London: Scientists have created a 3D printing device that could soon be used to make tailor-made transplant organs at the click of a button. The breakthrough by British experts involves a special print head nozzle that can dispense a wide range of different materials highly accurately. The nozzle, called the Vista 3D,...
  • Shifting gangrape survivor to Singapore was avoidable: Surgeon December 28, 2012

    Dr Naimish Mehta of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said there is nothing that the Singapore hospital has which those in India don't have. ...
  • China to end dependence on prisoners for organs November 22, 2012

    Beijing: China's reliance on organ transplants from condemned prisoners will end within two years as more people are coming forward to donate as demonstrated by a trial project, a senior Chinese official said. From March 2010 to the end of September 2012, the trial consisted of 465 donation cases, which...
  • Chennai: rare feat at Apollo Hospital February 16, 2012

    CHENNAI: Apollo Transplant Institutes have become the busiest solid organ transplant programmes in the world, having conducted 929 liver, kidney and heart transplants during 2011. Addressing the media on this occasion, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Our aim at the Apollo Transplant Institutes is to be...
  • Maine girl bouncing back following 6-organ transplant February 7, 2012

    Hollis: A 9-year-old Maine girl is home from a Boston hospital healthy, active and with high hopes - and a new stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas, and part of an esophagus to replace the ones that were being choked by a huge tumour. It's believed to be the first-ever transplant...
  • Donor in 1st successful transplant dies in Maine December 30, 2010

    Maine: Ronald Lee Herrick, who donated a kidney to his dying twin brother 56 years ago in what's recognized as the world's first successful organ transplant, has died of complications following heart surgery. He was 79. Herrick died Monday at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center in Augusta, said his wife, Cynthia. He...
  • New plan aims to create organ donors network December 2, 2010

    More than two lakh Indians require organ transplants every year but only ten percent manage to get them. ...
  • Historic first: Stem cell used in organ transplant November 20, 2008

    London: Claudia Castillo can now breathe easier, thanks to an international team of doctors who replaced her windpipe. Organ transplants are nothing new but this one was tailor-made from Claudia's own stem cells — a historic first that eliminates the risk of her body rejecting the new organ. “I'm much better...
  • Kidney Kumar learnt 'the fine art of surgery' from CDs March 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Amit Kumar, the alleged kingpin of a global kidney racket, had not only picked up the "fine art of surgery" from CDs but had also taught his brother and aide Jeewan Raut some of the procedures, says a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official. "Amit Kumar's interrogation points to...
  • 'Kidney Kumar' denies forceful transplants March 4, 2008

    The key accused in the kidney scam, Amit Kumar has denied charges of forceful kidney transplants and instead claims that the patients used to bring their own donors. He spoke to CNN-IBN in Jaipur. Here are excerpts of the chat, translated from Hindi. Amit Kumar: I have never removed anyone's kidney...
  • Dr Kidney's brother Jeevan remanded to CBI custody February 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Jeevan Kumar, brother of alleged kidney transplant racket mastermind Dr Amit Kumar has been remanded to CBI custody till February 29. CBI has claimed that Dr Jeevan has been involved in pre-operation management and financial management for all the alleged illegal surgeries. The CBI has asked the enforcement...
  • Noose tightens on Amit Kumar, brother held February 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Jeewan Kumar, brother of alleged kidney transplant racket mastermind Dr Amit Kumar, was arrested in Delhi on Sunday afternoon. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Jeewan, an alleged key aide to Amit, from near its headquarters on Lodhi Road at around 1400 hrs IST. Jeewan was absconding since...
  • Kidney racket: Another Delhi-based doc surrenders February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Another doctor has surrendered at a Gurgaon court in the multi-crore kidney racket in which Dr Amit Kumar is the kingpin. Dr Saraj Kumar, an anaesthetist from Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has surrendered. It is alleged that Saraj was one of the anaesthetists used by Amit Kumar for transplant...
  • CBI gets 12 days to interrogate Amit, Jeevan Kumar February 11, 2008

    New Delhi: With the kidney kingpin now in the CBI net, the agency has been granted almost a fortnight of custody to interrogate Amit Kumar. After a marathon international hunt and a high-profile arrest, the CBI is finally down to business, having been granted 12 days custody of the kidney...
  • CBI gets 12-day custody of kidney kingpin February 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Following an extensive search operation, Dr Amit Kumar, the kidney kingpin who was hunted down in Nepal just two days back, was handed over to CBI authorities in Kathmandu on Saturday evening. The CBI produced Amit in a Delhi court on Sunday. The court ruled that the...
  • Kidney racketeer on fast-track to prosecution February 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged chief of a nationwide kidney racket, was on Saturday evening brought to Delhi after his deportation from Nepal. Kumar, who was arrested from a resort in Chitwan in southern Nepal on Thursday, was handed over to a two-member Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)...
  • Flight ends, Amit Kumar brought back to Delhi February 9, 2008

    Kathmandu: Dr Amit Kumar, the alleged chief of a nationwide kidney racket, was on Saturday evening brought to Delhi after his deportation from Nepal. Kumar, who was arrested from a resort in Chitwan in southern Nepal on Thursday, was handed over to a two-member Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team...
  • Kidney racket doc cornered in Nepal hotel February 9, 2008

    Kathmandu: Amit Kumar, who is accused of illegal surgeries, says he is innocent. ...
  • Kidney scam kingpin may have fled country January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The kidney racket unearthed in Gurgaon last week was spread across at least five states and there were at least 48 requests from across India and abroad for transplants, police say. The racket was spread across Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, said Gurgaon Police Commissioner Mohinder...
  • Docs lured the poor with jobs, stole their kidneys January 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The UP police has busted a major kidney racket in Gurgaon, involving at least seven doctors and a 'quack'. A police team from Moradabad unearthed the racket and arrested four doctors during a raid on two houses in Palam Vihar and Gurgaon late Thursday night. The arrests were...
  • Australian girl changes blood group, immune system January 25, 2008

    Canberra: An Australian teenage girl has become the world's first known transplant patient to change blood groups and take on the immune system of her organ donor, doctors said on Friday, calling her a "one-in-six-billion miracle". Demi-Lee Brennan, now 15, received a donor liver when she was nine years old and...
  • Dead woman's organs give life to 3 June 7, 2007

    Hyderabad: A 20-year-old student was declared brain dead by hospital authorities after she suffered a haemorrhage on May 23. And Sailaja may have given up her battle for life on but she has ended up as a victor, a true champion. Her family, though in grief, took the courageous decision...