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Organs Donation to touch the century mark in Bengaluru 2022
With this year's donations reaching 100 so far, cadaveric organ donation in Karnataka is quickly catching up.
By: transplant India
The State's nodal organization for cadaveric organ donations, ZCCK was designated as Jeevasarthakathe in 2017 and registered as a society under that name. On September 5, the Union Health Ministry recognised Jeevasarthakathe as the State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO) and provided the necessary 84 lakh rupees for its operation.
It is also noteworthy, that the 99th organ donation that happened in Chikkamagaluru as this is the first donation that has happened in a district hospital, which has been identified as a Non-Transplant Human Organ Retrieval Center (NTHORC).
Lijamol Joseph, Jeevasarthakathe Chief Transplant Coordinator, said awareness on organ donations has increased. "This year's 100 donors include a nine-month-old male and a 97-year-old male. Both donors are from Bengaluru …'
Organ donations, which had nearly stopped during the pandemic, increased steadily in the first three months of this year, especially in the wake of celebrity organ donors. The tempo then quickened even further. Mrs. Joseph claims that increased awareness campaigns and ongoing education for medical and paramedical staff on spotting potential donors have increased organ donation.
The government has also begun training programmes for district health authorities and general surgeons to treat instances of organ donation delicately. To promote organ donations from the districts as well, 18 district hospitals and medical schools have been designated as NTHORCs.
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