Current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in Kerala, India

  • Ahammed Mekkodathil Hamad General Hospital,Doha,Qatar
  • Mohammad Asim Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Brijesh Sathian Assistant Professor
  • Elayedath Rajesh Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
  • Rajeev Kumar Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India
  • Padam Simkhada Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Edwin van Teijlingen Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
Keywords: Organ donation, organ donor, transplantation, India

Abstract

Organ donation rate in India is very low when compared to many developed countries which contribute to the deaths due to organ failures every year. Kerala, one of the southern states in India with best health statistics in the country, has a deceased organ donation programme and has an organ donation rate higher than national average. However, there is a significant decline in number of donations in recent years.

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Author Biographies

Ahammed Mekkodathil, Hamad General Hospital,Doha,Qatar

Injury prevention coordinator, Clinical Research, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Surgery Department

Mohammad Asim, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Academic Research Associate, Clinical Research, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Surgery Department

Brijesh Sathian, Assistant Professor
Asstistant Professor
Community Medicine Department
Pokhara
Nepal
Elayedath Rajesh, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Assistant Professor, Schoool of Behavioural Sciences

Rajeev Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Director & Associate Professor, Schoool of Behavioural Sciences

Padam Simkhada, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Associate Dean for the Faculty of Education Health and Community, Professor of International Public Health

Edwin van Teijlingen, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

Professor, Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health

Published
2019-06-30
How to Cite
Mekkodathil, A., Asim, M., Sathian, B., Rajesh, E., Kumar, R., Simkhada, P., & van Teijlingen, E. (2019). Current scenario of organ donation and transplantation in Kerala, India. Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 9(2), 759-760. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v9i2.24679
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Editorial