Karnataka Government Says Will Boost Organ Donation

by Rajshri on  February 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM Organ Donation News
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 Karnataka Government Says Will Boost Organ Donation
Medical education minister Ramachandra Gowda has said that the Karnataka government will take measures to amend the Transplant Act to encourage organ donation.

"We want to be on par with Tamil Nadu, which is one of the leading states in transplantation. The amendments will facilitate and encourage voluntary donation and cadaver transplantation," Gowda said after inaugurating the Liver, Pancreatic Disorders and Multi-Organ Transplantation Unit and a liver ICU at BGS Global Hospitals.

Dr Mohamed Rela, hepatobilary, pancreatic and liver transplant surgeon, said that the move was welcome, but added that lack of awareness and steep costs were the main hurdles for organ donation in the country.


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reenanraj

I'm the first and youngest heart transplant lady in karnataka...I had a transplant 9mths back in dr.cherians hospital ..i'm from b'lore n registered at zcck n waited for 6-7 mths but no donors as lack of awareness.now I took part in sunfeast world10k marathon..made a documentary which I wil release soon and was on ndtv goodtimes..all to create awareness ...the quality of life has improved...my ef is now 60% super!!! I would definitely want to stand by my govt to support the cause and help save many lives.Mail me - [email protected]

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