October 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Roughly, five lakh people die annually in India due to the lack of an organ donor but with less than one per million people opting to donate," says Dr Veerabhadra Gupta, medical advisor at Bangalore Kidney Foundation, Bengaluru.
August 26, 2020 8:43 pm
While donations have stagnated, hitting a zero in the months of May and July, the number of recipient registration has also come down.
May 04, 2020 3:13 pm
While emergency, life-saving surgeries are being performed at hospitals, organ transplants are avoided because fewer donors available, and surgeons do not want to take the risk of exposure.
November 05, 2019 7:05 am
The Committee of nine doctors from PGIMER, Chandigarh has pushed for a National Registry of Donors, and recommended a biometrics-based authentication of donors and recipients.
September 19, 2019 8:42 am
For the first time, one kidney and pancreas, another kidney and liver, and the heart were transplanted simultaneously, said Aarti Gokhale, chief coordinators of Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Pune region.
July 02, 2019 12:10 pm
In Mumbai, so far this year three patients have undergone heart and lung transplants.
June 08, 2019 9:46 am
The donor's wife, who is six months pregnant and has a six-year-old child as well, consented to donate her husband’s organs and this was done on Friday, which was also his birthday.
October 16, 2018 1:54 am
Sawarkar through his advocates Sanjeev Punalekar and Prakash Salsingikar submitted before the court that the police claiming a collusion between him and Salve was not found as they were only meeting as part of their job.
October 06, 2018 12:54 am
On Monday, the ACB had arrested Savarkar and Salve — organ transplant co-ordinator with the SL Raheja Hospital — for allegedly demanding Rs 1.5 lakh from a patient requiring a kidney transplant
October 05, 2018 2:00 am
The ACB also said it would scrutinise Salve’s association with other hospitals in Mumbai and Thane to determine if he had colluded with Sawarkar, similarly seeking bribes from donors