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Organ transplant waiting list to go online with real-time updates - Times of India

Organ transplant waiting list to go online with real-time updates - Times of India | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Patients awaiting organ donations in Karnataka (one region of India), will soon know where they stand on the waiting list, with plans afoot to establish an online central register.


This will also assist with the allocation of organs from deceased donors, in that having all of the eligible patient's on a central waiting list will assist with the relevant matching and allocation processes as well.


This is an important step as outlined in the online article (which can be accessed by clicking on the banner headline).

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Important step to formalise the transplant waiting list in one part of India
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Increasing Transplant Organ Supply Through Uncontrolled Donation After Circulatory Death

Increasing Transplant Organ Supply Through Uncontrolled Donation After Circulatory Death | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

The whole issue of increasing transplant organ supply via the implementation of uncontrolled Donation After Circulatory Death pathways raises legal, ethical and moral issues.

 

This creates a number of challenges at the intersection of health, health care, and policy which are context specific, i.e. are dependent on the specific legislation as well as standards for practice which already exist within a number of countries around the world.

 

This particular article is written for a professional audience within the United States and was posted online via Health Affairs. The one minor deficit of the article is the use of the outdated term cardiac death. 

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This article will be of interest in particular to health care professionals who have an interest in policy and regulatory frameworks pertaining to organ donation from deceased donor.

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Groups push for organ donation reform - The Daily Star

Groups push for organ donation reform - The Daily Star | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it
Groups push for organ donation reform The Daily Star The recommendations include centralizing the country's organ and tissue donations under the National Organization for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, an organization that works...
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News out of Lebanon on calls to formalise policies and processes that could underpin a more effective organ donation system within that country

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Govt moves towards a common organ donation registry, ZTCCs yet to comply in part of India

Govt moves towards a common organ donation registry, ZTCCs yet to comply in part of India | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

There are plans now in one part of India for there to be a move towards a new regional organ donation system headquartered in Mumbai  overseen by ROTTO.  However the already established four Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Committees are yet to comply. The plan would be for ROTTO to then be linked to and report to the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO).


At the moment each region within India has different processes in place for organ donation and local organ donor registries (where they exist), are often not linked.  Hence there are times when despite the availability of organs, a suitable recipient is not found within the same region. This leads to the discarding of otherwise transplantable organs which is now seen as something which must be avoided. This is now becoming more important as more processes are put into place to lift the rates of organ donation across India.

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Further evidence of new processes being established within India to help lift the rates of organ donation
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Hospital sorry after giving woman wrong heart in transplant blunder ...

Hospital sorry after giving woman wrong heart in transplant blunder ... | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Establishing compatibility of the donor organ with the recipient is essential prior to an organ transplant procedure. This report comes via HongKong where a heart was inadvertently transplanted from a donor with a different blood group to the recipient.

 

Rejection can occur in any transplant surgery as the body treats the new organ as a foreign object, but the chances of rejection are much higher with an organ of incompatible blood type. Cardiologist Dr Duncan Ho Hung-kwong said because ...

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There are systems in place to prevent this type of event occurring. No doubt the case will be subject to a formal investigation.

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National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation - Doctors Lounge

National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation - Doctors Lounge | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

National Test Identifies Barriers to Organ Donation. A national test of the Rapid Assessment of Hospital Procurement Barriers in Donation in the United States has identified specific barriers to organ donation and patient referral, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

 

To ensure quality improvement in organ donation it appears that the processes for identifying and managing donors need to be incorporated into the fabric of hospitals..........

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