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Current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in Kerala, India.

Mekkodathil, A., Asim, M., Sathian, B., Elayedath, R., N, R.K., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E., 2019. Current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in Kerala, India. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 9 (2), 759 - 760.

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DOI: 10.3126/nje.v9i2.24679


Organ transplantation has been an accepted mean of treating patients with severe organ failure in India for nearly five decades. However, the organ donation rate of people who have died in India is very low (0.26 per million population), and this low rate partly contributes to the deaths of 500,000 people every year due to lack of available organs. This editorial highlights some of the key issues in one Indian state namely Kerala.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Organ ; Tissue ; Donation ; India ; Hinduism
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32480
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:02 Jul 2019 12:30
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:16


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