A planned fund set up by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will cover educational and medical expenses of families of deceased donor members but, is this good idea?Read More
Can Setting Up Of Organ Transplant And Retrieval Centres In Every District Change The Face Of Organ Donation In India?
New Delhi: A family of four people was returning from a marriage function in Durgapur, West Bengal when their car was hit by a truck from behind, in an unfortunate incident, all the members of the family died on the spot. The deceased members of the family, Milon Mukherjee, his wife Konika, mother Bhakti and [...]Read More
So far in India, the onus and responsibility of promoting and spreading awareness about eye donation has rested on the medical fraternity whereas globally, successful eye banking has been a community effort and initiativeRead More
In India, where the organ donation rate is lowest in the world (one organ donor for every 2 million of its population), the topic of organ donation struggled to receive the attention it needs. And, one of the biggest reasons for this was the lack of awarenessRead More
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, the campaign ambassador for NDTV- Fortis More To Give, has been vocal about his opinions regarding organ donation. “There is possibility and there are challenges,” the actor said regarding the campaign.Read More
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.Read More