NDTV Sites

Menu

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

43 Organ Transplants Performed Across India In A Single Day

43 Organ Transplants Performed Across India In A Single Day

One of the men waiting here is Prashant Bariya, whose wife, Naveena, 32, is finally undergoing a desperately required kidney transplant after 2 years of suffering and 10 months of dialysis. The donor is her older sister, who luckily happened to be an exact match and is now simultaneously being operated upon in an operating theatre adjacent to hers.

Read More

The Critical Link To Increasing Organ Donation Rates

The Critical Link To Increasing Organ Donation Rates

The only way bolster the low figures of organ donation in India is by raising ground level awareness, dispelling misinformation and promoting people to register themselves as potential organ donors after death. The one point-person who can effectively do all of this is a Transplant Coordinator – a person who broaches the issue of organ donation with the family of a brain dead patient.

Read More

Donating To A Stranger: The World Of Altruistic Donations

Donating To A Stranger: The World Of Altruistic Donations

Altruistic donations are those where someone donates an organ to someone they are not related to or in some cases, even to a complete stranger. The real difficulty lies in distinguishing between cases that are truly altruistic and those facilitated by intimidation or money.

Read More