Ishwarya Thyagarajan's Profile
Masters in Development
After pursuing a Master's in Development from Azim Premji University, Ishwarya was working as a Research Associate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying gender and institutions of family and marriage before joining MOHAN Foundation. At MOHAN Foundation she is a Helpline Executive involved in public advocacy also focused on researching subjects related to organ donation. She is passionate about LGBTQ Rights, sustainability, wildlife and traveling.
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Overall survival and kidney graft survival rates of HIV-infected patients who received kidney transplants from deceased donors with HIV have been high even after five years. The findings of this study may help in improving the health of many with HIV having kidney diseases.
A policy shift to adopt presumed consent from the current opt-in system could benefit the organ donation situation in the United States. Another way to increase the donor pool is to break down barriers to the living donation of kidneys and livers.
At-home dialysis option is safe to be expanded to use in large, integrated health care systems as it offers improved outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
A new drug combination with the potential to extend patient survival in lung transplant recipients has been identified. Sirolimus plus Tacrolimus combination helps in the long-term prevention of chronic rejection. Further studies would be required to investigate optimal dosages of the drugs to treat the patients.
World Organ Donation Day is observed on August 13th every year in many parts of India to promote the cause among the public and highlight the widening gap between the demand and supply of organs. This year 2019, pledge to donate your organs and save lives.