Donations

  • 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...
  • Aamir Khan keen on donating organs, says Kiran Rao August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has taken a pledge to donate her organs, reveals that her actor-filmmaker husband Aamir Khan is also keen to follow in her footsteps. "Aamir is definitely keen to donate his organs as well," Kiran told reporters at an organ donation camp Tuesday. She was present on...
  • Govt directs 5-star hotels to donate leftover food, offer half portions to guests August 13, 2013

    Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food and partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions and buying toilet tissue and towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste under the government's green agenda. Amid concerns that posh hotels generate a lot of wastage and misuse...
  • India Positive: Stories of good work and pride August 10, 2013

    At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting their son's...
  • Delhi: Parents pledge brain-dead son's organs, save 35 lives August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting...
  • Government to introduce landmark bill on surrogacy in Cabinet August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Women in India cannot act as surrogates for more than three successful births, including of their own children, and it would be mandatory for surrogate mothers to have a minimum two-year interval between two deliveries to ensure they remain healthy. These landmark provisions are part of the proposed...
  • MP: Meet Sharad Kumre, the man who has donated blood 50 times July 29, 2013

    Hoshangabad: A 42-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh has donated blood 50 times and has organised almost 90 blood donation camps. Sharad Kumre is also an environmentalist who carries out plantation drives in the remote villages of Madhya Pradesh. "I have motivated many people to donate blood. Those who feared earlier,...
  • Tihar inmates donate Rs 10 lakh for Uttarakhand June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: A section of prisoners along with the staff of Tihar Jail in Delhi on Monday donated Rs10 lakh for the Uttarakhand flood victims, an official said. Director General (Prisons) Vimla Mehra handed over the cheque amounting Rs 10 lakh to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. "The amount collected by the...
  • CISF to contribute 1 day's salary for Uttarakhand victims June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation. CISF Director General Rajiv had written to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on...
  • CJ Video Blog: Dr. Shubham Pant on donating bone marrow May 20, 2013

    A doctor turns CJ to offer easy steps on donating a bone marrow. ...