Donations

  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an India-born nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • Hong Kong born alumnus gives Harvard $350 million September 8, 2014

    New York: A Hong Kong-born venture capitalist is giving Harvard University $350 million for its School of Public Health, the largest donation in the university's history, the Harvard Crimson reported on Monday. The university newspaper said the gift was from a foundation supported by Gerald Chan, an alumnus of the School...
  • Hundreds of Bangaloreans take part in the Blind Walk September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Nearly 600 Bangaloreans took to streets on Sunday to participate in a special programme to raise awareness about the challenges faced by visually challenged people and encouraged the blessed to pledge their eyes. A Blind Walk, where the visually challenged people led the blindfolded participants giving them an insight...
  • Government to encourage children for organ donation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government would work to encourage children to develop a positive attitude towards organ donation, particularly for eye donation, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. The minister said he would request the human resource development ministry to include passages in school books to develop in children a positive...
  • Bangalore: Brain dead gives life to many September 3, 2014

    A family in Karnataka sets an example by donating organs of their dead daughter. "The recipient is a 40-year-old heart patient in Chennai. A team of 4 doctors flew the heart to Chennai," said transplant coordinator. ...
  • Bangalore doctors' miraculous rescue effort: Heart reaches Chennai patient in 4 hours September 3, 2014

    Bangalore: In a miraculous bid to save a patient in Chennai, doctors in Bangalore harvested the heart of a brain-dead accident victim and flew it to the Tamil Nadu capital in a record four hours. The victim had met with an accident on Tuesday and was hospitalised in Bangalore. Her relatives...
  • AIIMS sees increase in eye donors September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The eye bank of AIIMS has seen a rise in the number of donors in the last couple of years, an official said on Tuesday. "In the last couple of years, the eye bank of AIIMS has seen an increase in the number of eye donors. From a very...
  • Rice Bucket Challenge a hit at Ganesha pandals August 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Rice Bucket Challengem started by a Hyderabad journalist seems to be taking the world by storm. In 5 days, its official Facebook page has got more than 50,000 likes. Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with a difference, people in Hyderabad are taking this challenge to help the needy. After making its...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. In a bid to help the poor, Hyderabad-based Manju Kalanidhi has sparked off the latest trend- a Facebook initiative, called an Indian version for Indian needs- that...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...
  • AIIMS report on Arian, suffering from Hunter Syndrome, to be submitted to Health Minister today June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The special panel of experts of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on 12-year-old Arian who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome is likely to be submitted to the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan Singh on Monday. The 12-year-old's plight was highlighted by CNN-IBN and Change.org earlier this month...
  • Health Minister refers Hunter Syndrome patient Arian's case to AIIMS, assures all help June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step which could help save the life of 12-year-old Arian, suffering from the deadly Hunter Syndrome, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan met the child's parents in New Delhi on Friday. The Health Minister has referred Arian's case to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi....
  • Father of Arian, who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome, to meet Dr Harshvardhan June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CNN-IBN-change.org campaign to save 12-year-old Arian has had an impact. And in not just the donations that have come toward this cause, but also now the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan will be meeting Arian's family. Arian is fighting a rare genetic disorder called hunters syndrome and...
  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • 'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin promises 'grisly death' to top donors June 10, 2014

    Washington: George R.R. Martin, author of the books that were made into the cult TV saga 'Game of Thrones', has promised a "grisly death" to two donors who give $20,000 to a wolf sanctuary. In a video and statement on the crowdfunding site Prizeo.com, the author calls for donations to the...
  • Tata Steel donates Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat May 22, 2014

    Tata Steel on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat, a non-profit organization providing funeral facility for the residents of the steel city. Aimed at upgradation of the existing anti-pollution units, the private steel major already donated Rs 49 lakh towards installation of third Electric Furnace...
  • Veena Malik offers her kidney to prominent social worker May 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's controversial actor Veena Malik on Wednesday offered to donate her kidney to the ailing prominent social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Malik, 30, made the offer during her visit to Edhi's residence with her husband Asad Khattack. Edhi, who has won numerous accolades and recognition for his work...
  • AAP received donations from 116 countries, including Rs 10 from Kyrgyzstan, Rs 201 from Monaco April 28, 2014

    The donation drive by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) touched a milestone as total collections crossed the Rs 30 crore mark. The donation drive was started on December 12, 2013. We decided to do a quick visualisation of the 116 countries from where AAP has received donations. (see map) A significant chunk of...
  • Not paid for donating kidney, medicial techician commits suicide April 6, 2014

    The body of a man, who allegedly committed suicide after being upset over not being paid for donating his kidney, was found at a bus stand in Nawabganj area in Kanpur district. The body of 46-year-old medicial techician, Anand Swaroop was found under mysterious circumstances near Rawatpur bus stand in Nawabganj...
  • 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...
  • AAP won't accept donations from Goa mining firms March 12, 2014

    Donations and contributions from private mining companies are taboo for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa, a party leader said on Wednesday. The party, which will contest both Lok Sabha seats in Goa, unveiled its two candidates on Wednesday. Dattaram Desai will contest from the North Goa seat, while Swati Kerkar...
  • 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...
  • For 2014 battle, AAP seeks Rs 2,014 donations January 6, 2014

    Determined to spread its wings, the AAP has stepped up fund collection and is urging supporters to donate Rs.2,014, marking the year when the Lok Sabha election will be held. Letters have gone out to supporters soliciting Rs 2,014 or more, add to the election kitty. "We will be contesting the Lok...
  • AAP achieves Rs 20 crores target, says no more money needed for polls November 17, 2013

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said on Sunday that it had collected the Rs.20 crore it had targeted for the Delhi assembly polls and said it needed no more money for this election. "AAP had set a target of Rs 20 crores to ensure that the party has all the resources...
  • Project 'Vision' seeks to make Bangalore the eye-donation capital November 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Eyes are too precious to be buried or burnt because they are eye sight to somebody else. It is with this belief that Father George is aiming to gift sight to hundreds of visually impaired people in Bangalore. Father George launched Project Vision in October to get volunteers to...
  • Kerala: Parents donate organs of brain dead son October 13, 2013

    In a noble gesture, parents of a 19-year-old youth, who was declared brain dead after a road mishap two days ago, have donated their son's organs to five persons. Prajeesh, a second-year college student, met with the tragedy when a car collided with the bike he was travelling at Chandavila on...
  • Long monsoon spreading dengue, says Ghulam Nabi Azad October 1, 2013

    Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday attributed the rise in the number of dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the capital. "This year the monsoon has been going on since June, and we have had rainfall even in September. This...
  • Health Minister calls for organising frequent blood donation camps October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In view of widening gap between demand and supply of blood for transfusion, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday encouraged people for voluntary donation while stressing on the need to organise frequent donation camps. "The increased number of surgeries conducted in super speciality hospitals has led to enhanced...
  • Aam Aadmi Party gets Rs 12 crore as donations September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed to have received donations ranging from Rs 10 to lakhs from rickshaw pullers to traders to NRIs to help it fight the Delhi assembly polls and bring a ‘corruption-free’ administration. It said it has so far received over Rs 12 crore...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to deal strongly with extortion demands August 16, 2013

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken a serious view of the practice of forceful donations and contributions from government officials, contractors and businessmen by various organisations and decided to deal strongly with such illegal activities as per existing law. Citing receipt of several complaints from government officials against these organizations alleging...