Navigation Links
A first in Liver Transplant in India – Networking works wel

A 30 year old was declared brain dead in a hospital in Hyderabad. The family was very motivated to donate all the organs of their loved one. // MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation’s counselors were called in and they provided the family with emotional support while the formalities were being undertaken. It was late evening before all the formalities could be completed.

The donor belonged to A positive blood group, however there were no liver or heart failure patients of that blood group waiting for a transplant in Hyderabad. The Indian Network of Organ Sharing of MOHAN Foundation swung into action. The ethos of the Foundation for the past many years has been 'Organs should not be wasted and treated like national resource'. Five organs - Pair of kidneys and corneas along with liver donation was late in night or in early hours of morning. The kidney was planned to be shared between two hospitals as were the corneas. The difficulty was in getting the liver to be used locally.

A doctor from Kerala - had listed himself with Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi for a possible liver transplant and desperately required the surgery. The logistic of liver being retrieved and sent to Delhi was proving to be difficult, hence an alternative strategy was worked out. Both the Liver failure doctor from Kerala and his Surgeon from Delhi were asked to fly into Hyderabad. The advantage of the strategy was it saved at least Rs.180,000 for a chartered flight and it also made the ischemia time the minimum possible.

In India a liver transplant surgery can be done within Rs.10 to 15 Lakhs. The problem has been a lack of organ donors. MOHAN Foundation has its network spread in three to four states and also maintains a time sensitive waiting list of patients in its network who require a transplant. It is one of the few such organization in the country and has made it possible to share over 300 kidneys, liver, heart and corneas between differ ent hospitals in the last 4 to 5 years. It has a computerized registry and has recently been given 100% tax exemption on all donations for such networking activities in different cities. Its counselors are confident that with some awareness on the media about the benefits of organ donation especially after brain death and putting resources into creating effective networking the shortage of organs in India can be overcome.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Infant receives first bloodless liver transplant
2. Oracle Corp. to help build worlds first "Digital Hospital"
3. FDA approves first pocket-sized EKG machine
4. Valerian was first epilepsy drug
5. New device for ailing heart fitted into first patient
6. Canada helps in giving birth to world first baby from frozen egg
7. SNUPPY – Woo Suk Hwang reveals World’s first dog cloe
8. Successful creation of human embryos from a single parent for the first time
9. A first for India - IVF baby born of surrogacy
10. Age of first alcoholic drink determined by tendency to cheat
11. Evidence against use of Beta blockers as first choice in the treatment of primary hypertension
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Many RNA binding ... principles, the research team developed expressRNA, a web platform encompassing computational tools for ... at nucleotide resolution the ‘RNA maps’, which demonstrate that RBPs bind to specific ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Uniform Advantage (UA), ... seven new products designed to create tailored looks and athleisure-inspired outfits. UA Flex fabric ... easy care stretch twill. , With trendy looks hitting the medical community, UA Flex ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... ... agency, recently became re-accredited by the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies ... and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Uniworld Boutique River ... aboard the line’s latest all-inclusive boutique ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre . What ... specifically for cruising France’s Seine River and designed small enough to dock directly in ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... International water advocate Sharon Kleyne ... Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored ... and how it affects the human eyes. , According to Sharon Kleyne ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2017)... Pa. , June 19, 2017  Researchers from ... today that they will host a live, complimentary webinar ... from the benchtop to the real world" on Wednesday ... EDT. This webinar will feature interviews ... rare look into the manipulation techniques abusers use to ...
(Date:6/14/2017)...  ivWatch LLC, a medical device company focused on ... is pleased to announce it was the Bronze Winner ... and Equipment at the 2017 Medical Design Excellence Awards ... The award was presented by Medical Device and Diagnostics ... New York during MD&M East, ...
(Date:6/13/2017)... WARSAW, Ind. , June 13, 2017 Zimmer ... in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced that the U.S. Food and ... Letter dated June 3, 2015 relating to its ... "The successful clearance of ... China manufacturing facility is a measure of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: