Tamil Nadu has become a leader in cadaver organ transplant. The transformation was slow, deliberate and made possible by some committed people.
A little more than a decade ago, the southern metropolis of Chennai was the hub of organ commerce. So much so that Villivakkam, a locality in the city, was notoriously nicknamed ‘Kidneyvakkam’ (land of kidney trade) for the number of kidneys being sold in that area... Read More
"Tamil Nadu has the most efficient and effective cadaver transplant programme in India," says Virginia Vaidhyanathan of the India-US Transplant Foundation.
Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com discovers how the US-based charitable organisation, founded by Mrs Vaidhyanathan after Indian doctors saved her husband's life, is closely linked to the story of organ transplants in India... Read More
Implementers of Act have tough questions to answer on Organ Donation Day
Nineteen years ago, when the Transplantation of Human Organs Act was passed, activists rejoiced. They believed it would put an end to the commercial sale of organs, and encourage cadaveric organ donation in the country. In retrospect, neither has organ commerce been done away with nor has cadaveric donation become the norm. Has the TOHO Act then failed the country? On Organ Donation Day, the implementers of the Act have some tough questions to answer... Read More
MUMBAI: Instead of simplifying the process for organ donation, the Centre seems to be imposing more bureaucratic hurdles and adding to the trauma of donors' family members... Read More
A consultation meeting was held on 23/12/2015 by Transplant Authority of Tamilnadu (TRANSTAN) at “ Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital’’ with the Dean and HOD’s of various department to discuss about establishing Tissue Banks... Read More