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Tamil Nadu Leads The Way For Organ Donation In India

Creating an excellent organ donation momentum, the people in Tamil Nadu have set an example which the rest of the country can look up to. The southern state is the first to make certification of brain death mandatory and bring about conversations about heart donation out into the mainstream. We at NDTV are urging you to come forward and donate your heart. Give the gift of life to someone in need!

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  • 'Hithendran Effect' Keeping Tamil Nadu At The Forefront Of Organ Donation
    Written by Snigdha Basu | Wednesday February 15, 2017 , Chennai

    The story of a 15-year-old boy named Hithendra, who lost his life in a motorbike accident, continues to inspire many in Tamil Nadu to become organ donors. As his parents chose to donate Hithendra's heart, kidney, liver, corneas and bone marrow, their action sparked off a movement called 'Hithendra Effect'.

  • A New Heart, A New Lease Of Life
    Written by Harsha Kumari Singh | Tuesday February 14, 2017 , Jaipur

    The heart Oshin received was donated by the family of a 55-year-old man after he was declared brain dead. For the surgery, a green corridor was created and the heart was moved from a hospital in Gurgaon to Okhla in just 27 minutes.

  • 10 Myths About Organ Donation
    Written by Parul Chopra (With inputs from Dr Sonia Lal Gupta) | Thursday March 09, 2017

    Organ donation is when a person allows healthy transplantable organs and tissues to be removed, either after death or when alive, and transplanted into another person. Common transplantations include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas. There are a lot of myths about organ donation. Lets find o...

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