Rising acceptance of organ donations is making Chennai a hub of transplants

The biggest reason for Chennai's emergence as a transplant hub is perhaps the rising availability of donors, both living as well as dead

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Shine Jacob
Last Wednesday, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai was witness to an unusual sight. Doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff were gathered, heads bowed with solemnity, in tribute to the body of a 36-year-old woman from Vellore. Lined up on both sides of the hospital’s driveway, the body’s route from the operation theatre to the mortuary, some saluted, some offered prayers, and some stayed silent.

Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital
An honour walk was organised at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai

First Published: Sep 04 2023 | 10:08 PM IST

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