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Even as they dealt with unimaginable shock, Rafath’s family took no time to decide that they wanted to donate her organs(Photo: Rajesh Kashyap / HT)

No such thing as goodbye: A teacher’s family shares why they donated her organs after death

By Shara Ashraf Prayag
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Even in her death, primary school teacher Syed Rafath Parveen could save four lives. Her family volunteered to donate her organs. They wanted her to live on forever through this act of compassion, they say.
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)

Covid takes its toll on organ donations in 2020

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The total number of transplants done in 2020, till December 24 stood at 79, even as experts note that there is more awareness among families
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT file)
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.(HT file)

Maharashtra Governor asks varsities to spread awareness on organ donation

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:48 AM IST
Koshyari has asked vice chancellors of universities in the state to create awareness about organ donation among students, teachers, staff and the general public from Thursday till August 20, a press release issued by the Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday said.
Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia have pledged to donate their organs.
Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia have pledged to donate their organs.

Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh pledge to donate organs on Doctor’s Day, say ‘no better gift than the gift of life’

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Ruchi Kaushal
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Riteish Deshmukh and wife Genelia Deshmukh shared a video on Doctor’s Day on Wednesday in which they can be seen pledging to donate their organs.
The moment a decision was made to harvest the baby’s organs, doctors moved quickly to perform the rare and complicated six-hour surgery.(Representative photo)
The moment a decision was made to harvest the baby’s organs, doctors moved quickly to perform the rare and complicated six-hour surgery.(Representative photo)

Three-day boy gifts life to 21-year-old woman at PGIMER Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:20 AM IST
The small size of the kidneys did not matter as the organs were expected to grow as they would in the donor.
The other donation came from Sachin, 26, who was a daily wage labourer working in Delhi and was brought to AIIMS Trauma Centre after he fell from the second floor of a building on Thursday, February 13
The other donation came from Sachin, 26, who was a daily wage labourer working in Delhi and was brought to AIIMS Trauma Centre after he fell from the second floor of a building on Thursday, February 13

At AIIMS, organs of two brain dead donors save 7 lives in 48 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The two hearts, four kidneys, two livers, four corneas and bones of a 26-year-old man from Kashganj in Uttar Pradesh, and a 61-year-old Delhi man have already been transplanted.
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52-year-old gives new lease of life to liver patient from Satara

By Rupsa Chakraborty, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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PGIMER Chandigarh adjudgedbest in promoting cadaveric donation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:59 AM IST
Union health and family welfare minister Dr Harsh Vardhan presented the award at an event organised to celebrate the 10th Indian Organ Donation Day at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.
PGI will celebrate Organ Donation Day on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
PGI will celebrate Organ Donation Day on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Punjab tops in donation of cadavers to PGI in five years

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:22 AM IST
Of the 156 donations received by the institute in the last five years, 64 were from Punjab, and 36 each were received from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Eleven donations were received from Chandigarh. As many as five donations were received from Uttar Pradesh and one each from Uttarakhand, Assam, Bihar and Rajasthan.
Raj Kumar, the deceased(HT PHOTO)
Raj Kumar, the deceased(HT PHOTO)

Brain-dead man’s organs give life to four at PGI

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:31 AM IST
Two terminally ill renal failure patients get kidneys while two other receive eye corneas

49-yr-old woman gives new lease of life to terminally ill

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 12:49 AM IST
Kidneys of Surinderjit Kaur Bhatia, a resident of Morinda, Rupnagar, who was declared brain dead on September 13 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, were donated to two patients
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5th heart transplant at PGIMER saves 50-year-old

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Liver and kidneys harvested from a 23-year-old brain-dead Kurali man also give new lease of life to three other recipients
With the world gearing up to celebrate the World Organ Donation Day on Tuesday, Punjab has something to add to the cheer.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
With the world gearing up to celebrate the World Organ Donation Day on Tuesday, Punjab has something to add to the cheer.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Punjab records 19% jump in eye donations

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:55 AM IST
The department collected over 1,517 corneas in 2018-19 (April 1 to March 31); in 2017-18, the number was 1,274, which was just 1.3% increase over the 2016-17 figure of 1,257.
A 50-year-old brain-dead woman’s liver and kidneys were donated to three recipients to three different hospitals on Saturday.(Representational image)
A 50-year-old brain-dead woman’s liver and kidneys were donated to three recipients to three different hospitals on Saturday.(Representational image)

Brain-dead Pune woman gives new lease of life to three persons

Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 10:16 AM IST
The woman from Pune was declared brain dead after she met with an accident while riding her two-wheeler on Shankar Sheth road at 11 pm on May 28.
A mother photographed with her child.(Unsplash)
A mother photographed with her child.(Unsplash)

Happy Mother’s Day 2019: Mothers share their stories of organ donation

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prerna Gauba
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Mother’s Day Special : Women, who donated organs to their ill children, share their experience from pain to hope and illness to health.
The Bombay high court (HC) directed the state to develop and commission centralised data software to deal with organ donation, retrieval and transplant cases, within six weeks.
The Bombay high court (HC) directed the state to develop and commission centralised data software to deal with organ donation, retrieval and transplant cases, within six weeks.

Create centralised software to curb illegal organ donation: HC

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 02:30 AM IST
It said the software will “take care of applications for approval, curb illegalities and ensure transparency”.

An organ donation awareness event by MOHAN Foundation amidst Sufi music by Nizami Bandhu

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 01:45 PM IST
The Sufi singers, Nizami Bandhu, best-known for the song, Kun Faya Kun regaled audiences with their soulful music at an event organised by the MOHAN foundation in New Delhi recently.
The victim, who was travelling to Satara, was not wearing a helmet when he met with an accident on Thursday.(HT/PHOTO)
The victim, who was travelling to Satara, was not wearing a helmet when he met with an accident on Thursday.(HT/PHOTO)

22-year-old accident victim from Pune gives lease of life to four

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 04:27 PM IST
A kidney and the heart was transported to the Ruby Hall Clinic, the liver was donated to the Sahyadri Hospital. The other kidney was donated to a 35-year-old patient at the Jehangir Hospital
All the heart transplants carried out in 2017 and 2018 took place at Pune’s Ruby Hall Clinic, according to the National organ and tissue transplant organisation.(HT/PHOTO)
All the heart transplants carried out in 2017 and 2018 took place at Pune’s Ruby Hall Clinic, according to the National organ and tissue transplant organisation.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune No.1 in Maharashtra for successful heart transplants

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Nozia Sayyed
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 04:24 PM IST
15 heart transplants were conducted in Pune in the last two years as against five in Mumbai
family of a 51-year-old brain-dead woman from Kandivli gave a new lease of life to over five patients suffering from end-stage organ failure by consenting to donate her organs. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
family of a 51-year-old brain-dead woman from Kandivli gave a new lease of life to over five patients suffering from end-stage organ failure by consenting to donate her organs. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Brain-dead woman gives new lease of life to 5

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2018 03:04 PM IST
The donor, a housewife, was admitted to a local nursing home on December 28 after she suddenly collapsed at her residence.
The teenager (on right side) decided to donate the organs of his mother after she was declared brain dead.(HT Photo)
The teenager (on right side) decided to donate the organs of his mother after she was declared brain dead.(HT Photo)

17-year-old in Pune donates brain-dead mother’s organs, saves five lives

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 04:43 PM IST
The 38-year-old patient from Karvenagar was admitted to Columbia Asia Hospital in Pune’s Kharadi after she suffered severe brain haemorrhage and was declared brain dead on December 14.
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)

High-risk donor hearts linked to better patient survival rates

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2018 02:03 PM IST
High-risk donor hearts need not influence the outcome of the transplant and can actually have better outcomes, says a new study.
One of Aditi Sinha’s kidneys was transplanted on Kolkata resident Usha Parekh at Apollo Hospital.(HT File Photo)
One of Aditi Sinha’s kidneys was transplanted on Kolkata resident Usha Parekh at Apollo Hospital.(HT File Photo)

Kolkata records second organ donation in six days

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 06:25 AM IST
The surgery to transplant Aditi Sinha’s liver on Chandi Charan Ghosh, 52, a resident of Nadia district, started at 5 am on Thursday at state-run SSKM Hospital and continued for more than seven hours.
The UK government’s proposal aims to address the low levels of organ donation among black, Asian and minority ethnic people, including Indian-orgin communities.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
The UK government’s proposal aims to address the low levels of organ donation among black, Asian and minority ethnic people, including Indian-orgin communities.(Shutterstock/Representative image)

UK plans to change law for organ donation to address urgent need among Indian-origin people

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 12:22 PM IST
The announcement comes as a recent report called on the National Health Service to take more proactive action to address the high death rate among Indian-origin people in Britain due to low levels of organ donation within the community.
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)
Doctors call for more lung donations to save people in dire need(HT Photo)

Only 10 to 15% donated lungs are fit for transplant

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:25 AM IST
Smoking among donors can make the lungs unfit for the transplant
It was Armaram Yeshwant Vartak’s wish that his organs be donated for a social cause, said his son Manish Vartak.(HT)
It was Armaram Yeshwant Vartak’s wish that his organs be donated for a social cause, said his son Manish Vartak.(HT)

Family donates 87-year-old’s skin to Mumbai hospital for burn injury patients

Hindustan Times | By Ram Parmar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Names of the organ and body donors will be written on the memorial at the park, so that visitors will be motivated for cadaver donations, he said, adding that around Rs 4 lakh has been spent on the development of the park.(HT Photo)
Names of the organ and body donors will be written on the memorial at the park, so that visitors will be motivated for cadaver donations, he said, adding that around Rs 4 lakh has been spent on the development of the park.(HT Photo)

Park in Kota spreads awareness on organ donation

Hindustan Times, Kota | By Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 10:33 PM IST
The ‘Angadaan Dehdaan Park’ set up near Teenbatti Chauraha in Kota.
Since NOTTO was established in 2014, the organisation has worked towards creating awareness about organ donation and training medical staff in performing retrieval and transplant.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Since NOTTO was established in 2014, the organisation has worked towards creating awareness about organ donation and training medical staff in performing retrieval and transplant.(AFP/Photo for representation)

Heart transplants picking up in India, 10-fold increase since 2016

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 08:45 PM IST
There have been nearly 300 heart transplantations across India in two years, according to data provided by the National Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisation.
A number of Bollywood celebs have pledged their organs for donation, which in turn has inspired the public to do the same.
A number of Bollywood celebs have pledged their organs for donation, which in turn has inspired the public to do the same.

The Bollywood effect: Organ donation pledges in India jump 16500% in two years!

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 05:17 PM IST
As stars such as Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan, and Sonakshi Sinha get involved, organ donation campaigns get a huge boost — with numbers to match.
The state health ministry on Saturday formulated an SOP in the backdrop of growing concern among the public over possibilities of manipulation or coercion to make organs available for transplant.(HT Photo/Representative image)
The state health ministry on Saturday formulated an SOP in the backdrop of growing concern among the public over possibilities of manipulation or coercion to make organs available for transplant.(HT Photo/Representative image)

Kerala issues brain death certification guidelines, first state to do so

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 06:29 PM IST
According to the standard procedure, a medical board comprising four doctors will be authorised to declare a patient brain dead. The process will help further streamline organ donations.
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