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The truth about organ transport and transplantation in India

The truth about organ transport and transplantation in India | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

There continues to be unmet challenges with respect to increasing the numbers of both organ donors as well as organ transplants in India. With there having been only 350 heart transplants conducted in the last 24 years in the country, there is room for improvement.


The current barriers to increasing the number of organ transplants includes the lack of established transplant units, lack of access due to financial restrictions for many patients and a lack of established transport systems ensuring the rapid delivery of organs between hospitals.


This article will be of interest to healthcare professionals who have an interest in organ donation as well as transplantation.

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Increasing the numbers of organ donors as well as the numbers of organ transplants in India will require that concentrated efforts are made to deal with the current barriers.
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Training Professionals: If You are Not Alarmed, You Should Be - Human Capital Institute

Training Professionals: If You are Not Alarmed, You Should Be - Human Capital Institute | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

How effective is 'training' in the workplace? What are some of the reasons that workplace 'training' may not be achieving either the hoped for or the desired outcomes?

 

This Blog post via the Human Capital Institute makes for interesting reading.......... 

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Capacity Building for Hospital Staff Pays Off with First Kidney Transplant in Afghanistan

Capacity Building for Hospital Staff Pays Off with First Kidney Transplant in Afghanistan | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Doctors at a hospital in Herat city have carried out the country’s first kidney transplant after a programme for the training of healthcare workers in the diagnosis and treatment of renal disease was successfully implemented.


Up to now patients in Afghanistan with chronic kidney disease needed to travel to other countries in order to be able to undergo a kidney transplant. In addition they were faced with significant financial costs which were a major barrier for many individuals and their families.



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An important development within Afghanistan which hopefully can be sustained.
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Improving family consent in organ donation could save lives-important publication out of the United Kingdom. A must read for everyone associated with improving organ donation.

Research published today in the British Journal of Anaesthesia suggests that organ donation rates in the UK could be increased if the current issues affecting declined consent are improved. This includes addressing in a systematic fashion the factors that could lead to improved consent rates, including having the right personnel in place in the hospitals[who are adequately trained]. 

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