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About NNOS

It aims to improve the quality of human life by maximizing the availability of donor organs by assisting government programmes that coordinate the recovery of organs for transplantation and to serve the community by promoting interest in the organ and tissue donation programmes.

Brain Death and Organ Donation

Brain death is irreversible loss of all brain function and the person is clinically and legally dead. Brain dead persons are those who are in the hospital’s intensive care unit on total artificial life support system. Through this mechanism the heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas can be kept alive for a few hours. This is when healthy organs can be surgically removed froma dead person and transplanted in the needy patients.

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National Network for Organ Sharing
# 218, 2nd Floor,
T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet,
Chennai- 600 018.

Myths that hinder cadaver transplantation

There are age limits on donation
Fact: There is no age limit on who can donate.
Whether individuals can donate organs and tissue depends on their physical condition, not their age. Newborns as well as senior citizens have been organ donors.