RxPG News Feed for RxPG News

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
  Home
 
   Health
 Aging
 Asian Health
 Events
 Fitness
 Food & Nutrition
 Happiness
 Men's Health
 Mental Health
 Occupational Health
 Parenting
 Public Health
 Sleep Hygiene
 Women's Health
 
   Healthcare
 Africa
 Australia
 Canada Healthcare
 China Healthcare
 India Healthcare
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 UK
 USA
 World Healthcare
 
   Latest Research
 Aging
 Alternative Medicine
 Anaethesia
 Biochemistry
 Biotechnology
 Cancer
 Cardiology
 Clinical Trials
 Cytology
 Dental
 Dermatology
 Embryology
 Endocrinology
 ENT
 Environment
 Epidemiology
 Gastroenterology
 Genetics
 Gynaecology
 Haematology
 Immunology
 Infectious Diseases
 Medicine
 Metabolism
 Microbiology
 Musculoskeletal
 Nephrology
 Neurosciences
 Obstetrics
 Ophthalmology
 Orthopedics
 Paediatrics
 Pathology
 Pharmacology
 Physiology
 Physiotherapy
 Psychiatry
 Radiology
 Rheumatology
 Sports Medicine
 Surgery
 Toxicology
 Urology
 
 Medical News
 Awards & Prizes
 Epidemics
 Launch
 Opinion
 Professionals
 
   Special Topics
 Ethics
 Euthanasia
 Evolution
 Feature
 Odd Medical News
 Climate

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2013 - 1:22:36 AM
News Report
Medical News Channel

subscribe to Medical News newsletter
Medical News

   EMAIL   |   PRINT
Awareness needed on organ donation: Experts

Dec 5, 2012 - 10:12:07 PM
According to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, from 1995 to 2011, Tamil Nadu has performed 295 organ donations, Maharasthra 150, Andhra Pradesh 137, Delhi 64, Uttar Pradesh nine and and Chattisgarh seven.

 
[RxPG] New Delhi, Dec 5 - The number of organ donations is much lower in the country compared to other nations, experts said here Wednesday.

Indians need awareness on organ donation. Nearly 140,000 brain dead cases are reported due to road accidents, out of which 80,000 can be potential organ donors. But only a few organ donations are happening, Sunil Shroff, the chairman of Mohan Foundation, an NGO promoting organ donation, said.

He was speaking at a function of Deceased Organ Donation Network and Transplant Education at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

If 20 percent of families whose member had a brain death donate his or her organs, all requirements for organ transplantation in this country would be fulfilled, D.S. Rana, chairman, board of management and department of nephrology at the hospital, said.

He said in Britain, the rate of deceased organ donation was 17 per million and in Spain, it was 35 per million. But in India, it was just 0.8 per million, he said.

According to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, from 1995 to 2011, Tamil Nadu has performed 295 organ donations, Maharasthra 150, Andhra Pradesh 137, Delhi 64, Uttar Pradesh nine and and Chattisgarh seven.

A person who suffers from brain death can save lives of about eight people as kidneys, lungs, heart, eyes, blood vessels, tissues, blood vessels, cartilage can be donated to needy patients. The deceased family should allow organ donation as their loved one can live even after death, Mamta Jain, who donated her son's organs after his brain death.



Related Medical News News
Gogoi announces Rs.5 lakh each to HIV victims, four officials suspended
Woman's complain against hospital dismissed
Apollo Hospital offers senior citizens only OPD
New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment
Caution: Eating Goan frog legs could cause cancer
Assam town protests blood bank's HIV 'mistake'
'Collaboration key to addressing problems of disabled'
Mumbai gets special cancer centre for women
Assam blood bank accused of spreading HIV virus
Re-build society with safe blood transfusion: A.K. Walia

Subscribe to Medical News Newsletter

Enter your email address:


 Feedback
For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

 
Contact us

RxPG Online

Nerve

 

    Full Text RSS

© All rights reserved by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited (India)