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A Case For Presumed Consent For Harvesting Of Organs

A Case For Presumed Consent For Harvesting Of Organs

When it comes to an organ donation policy, the world is generally split between two approaches— the ‘opt-in’ and the ‘opt-out’ system. India has adopted the opt-in system where the emphasis is on ‘encouraged voluntarism’ or individuals (or their families) making their intention to donate their organs known in an act of exceptional altruism.

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Organ Donation: The Need Of The Hour

Organ Donation: The Need Of The Hour

The decision to donate organs is a life-saving one helping people in dire need of transplants. These people are hanging by threads of hope – the hope of a new organ; the hope of living a wholesome life; the hope of not dying.

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How Can India Bridge Its Organs Demand-Supply Gap? Experts Speak

How Can India Bridge Its Organs Demand-Supply Gap? Experts Speak

India has one of the lowest rates of organ donations in the world. Estimates show about 4 lakh people die every year while waiting for an organ transplant. So what are the biggest challenges India faces and what can be done to boost the rate of donations? These are some of the suggestions from experts in our studio.

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Why Health Insurance Is A Grey Area For Organ Donors

Why Health Insurance Is A Grey Area For Organ Donors

Most health insurance policies do offer cover for organ transplant surgeries. Ideally, for live donors, this should mean that the costs associated with the pre-operative testing and hospitalisation should be borne by the recipient or their insurance company, as all these are integral to the transplantation procedure. However, the extent of ‘organ donor coverage’ offered by different companies can vary.

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