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India: Cadaver organ transplants rare affair in government hospitals

from The Times of India

Tamil Nadu recently overtook Maharashtra to top the chart in cadaver organ donation. However, the southern state is still short of organs to be transplanted to needy patients. Data available with the Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing reveals that as many as 3,375 people are looking for kidneys. Though, the right organs could be harvested from the dead, the task is easier said than done. While cadaver organ transplant is not uncommon in private hospitals, even the leading government hospitals in Tamil Nadu rarely conduct it, said C Anandaraj, a Madurai-based health activist. more

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