Organ Donation

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Organ donations can make healthcare sector richer' January 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai is one of the few cities to see a surge in organ donations. Not only do they save lives but they are also generating a lot of funds. Experts say the healthcare sector could get richer by Rs 5,000 crore. It's a new year, and a new lease of...
  • Pope has heart but can't donate it: Vatican February 5, 2011

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict has a soft spot in his heart for organ donations but his body parts can't be donated to save lives after he dies, the Vatican says. A doctor in Germany had been using the fact that the pope possessed an organ donors' card from a medical association...
  • Girl dies, her organs give 5 hope to live April 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Sushita Rai, 21, died on her birthday but by donating her organs she gave five persons the gift of life. On April 12, Sushita, a student of Sadhna College in suburban Bhandup was returning home with her family friend after her birthday celebrations when their car met with an accident...
  • Jyoti Basu inspires many to donate organs January 22, 2010

    Kolkata: After CPI-M patriarch Jyoti Basu's body went to medicine many have been inspired to do the same with people in Kolkata pledging their bodies for organ donation. Basu’s death triggered an outpouring grief in West Bengal but the Marxist patriarch in his death has also inspired many, like 31-year...
  • Jyoti Basu sets an example by donating organs January 20, 2010

    Veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu's eyes have been donated to the Muktakeshi Eye Foundation in Kolkata and his body for medical research. Only one person per 10 million donate their organs in India, resulting in more than 2 million deaths in the last 5 years. ...
  • IBNLiving: Govt to ease organ-swapping criteria September 14, 2009

    Organ swapping saves thousands of lives every year. While it’s not illegal in India, transplant patients face endless bottlenecks - The long process of getting permission costs them crucial time. But the government is now taking some steps to legalise organ swapping. ...
  • Organ donation in India still an uphill task July 17, 2009

    A survey by the NGO Mohan Foundation finds there are just 50 donations a year. ...
  • Family donates their dead son's organs to 7 people June 9, 2009

    Hyderabad: A family in Andhra Pradesh, mourning the loss of their 19-year-old member Ganpati in a road accident, has ensured his legacy donating his organs and transforming the lives of seven people. Johnson, a six-year-old boy, was suffering from the dangerous blue baby syndrome but now a critical heart surgery has...
  • Gift of life: Baby dies, saves two lives March 31, 2009

    Fifteen-month-old Abhilasha needed a liver transplant because of a rare bile duct disease. But doctors were unable to save her life. Yet, in death, thanks to her parents looking beyond their grief and choosing to donate her kidneys, Abhilasha has saved a young man's life. ...
  • Meet those who donated dear one's organs to save lives March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: It was a difficult but proud moment for Major Sidharth Malik. His 18-month-old son Shaurya died in an accident last year and the family donated his organs, saving one person and giving sight to others. The Army honoured Major Malik and eight other families like his who donated...
  • Elderlies vow to donate organs to curb illegal trade February 13, 2008

    Bhopal: Shocked by the unearthing of the illegal kidney transplant racket near Delhi, senior citizens here have pledged to donate their organs so that people in need do not have to turn to racketeers like Amit Kumar to save their lives. Forty-eight people Sunday pledged to donate all their organs at...