India has made significant progress in the field of body and organ donation over the last few decades. But there still remain many challenges. This book takes stock of the journey of ancient and modern India in the field of body and organ donation and the stellar role played by organisations like Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti to promote this cause.
This book demystifies the complex and multi-dimensional subject of body and organ donation. It explains the scientific, legal, ethical and financial aspects of the transplantation of organs from Indian as well as global perspective.
The book takes a look at the past, present and the challenges ahead in the field of body and organ donation. It is a ready reckoner for anyone who wants to know about body and organ donation.
1. Early History—13
2. Where do We go from Here?—19
3. The Need—22
4. Body Donation: A Long Journey—28
5. Organ Transplant: Legal Framework—35
6. Institutional Mechanisms: Miles to Go…—48
7. The Common Questions—63
8. Affordability and Access—74
9. From the News Desk: Inspiring Stories—83
10. Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti — The Torchbearer—96
11. New Frontiers—112
Arun Anand is a bilingual journalist and author. A graduate in Economics and Law, he has an Advance Diploma in French language. He has worked with leading media organisations at senior editorial positions for more than two decades. He was media advisor with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He has authored four books in English and one in Hindi. He has also translated five books from English to Hindi including former US President Barack Obama’s book ‘Audacity of Hope’. He stays in Delhi with his family. His twitter handle is @ArunAnandLive