"Don't take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here"
- Author unknown
A function to honor Organ donor families
was held at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Chennai on 7th of June. It was organized by MOHAN (Multi-Organ Harvesting And Networking) Foundation to felicitate the commendable contributions of a few selfless families who made life possible for a hapless few. The function was graced by the presence of the governor, Dr. Surjit Singh Barnala, and a few other dignitaries.
Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing trustee of MOHAN Foundation, delivered the welcome address. He drew the attention of the audience to the fact that a live donor is capable of donating only a single organ, while a brain-dead person or a cadaver
is capable of donating several organs
such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas, heart, heart valves and eyes to name a few. This, of course, can be accomplished only if the families consent and say yes to organ donation. This can be a difficult decision unless the family is educated about brain death.
Well trained professionals, state- of- the- art hospitals, and an ever- growing 'needy' population have ensured that Tamil Nadu, is indeed the 'kidney hub
' of the world. Organ donation by a relative does not require any credentials or approval. However, all hell breaks loose when the donor is a non-relative. Dubious strategies are adopted due to the ever-increasing demand for transplant organs and also due to the 'red-tapeism' involved.
According to the Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Subburaj, who was present at the occasion, it is absolutely essential to concentrate on the importance of cadavers, as organ donors
, to bridge the gap between demand and availability. The government, during the past 5 months, formatted rigorous methods to check the malpractice associated with organ trade, particularly involving kidneys. So mPage: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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