Has Tamil Nadu turned the tide on the transplant trade?

  title={Has Tamil Nadu turned the tide on the transplant trade?},
  author={S. Srinivasan},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
A programme to encourage harvesting of organs from cadavers might show other states a way to reduce commercial organ trafficking, writes Sandhya Srinivasan 

Topics from this paper

Pakistan's experience with kidney transplantation and trade: a call for international solidarity.
It is equally important that transplant professionals and the governments of affluent countries consider measures to discourage, if not prevent, their citizens from travelling to impoverished countries such as Pakistan to buy organs. Expand
Death of a living liver donor: Opening Pandora's box
  • M. Reddy, G. Narasimhan, P. T. Cherian, M. Rela
  • Medicine
  • Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
  • 2013
The details of a LDLT case are presented at this institution in which the unfortunate occurrence of the donor’s death led to the revelation of facts related to the ethics of LDLT that otherwise would not have come to light. Expand
The high cost of organ transplant commercialism.
A review of measures taken by the international community to put an end to the exploitation of vulnerable organ donors and the provision of ethically acceptable options for those in need of organ transplantation is reviewed. Expand
Potential of organ donation from deceased donors: study from a public sector hospital in India
  • Vivek Kumar, R. Ahlawat, +4 authors V. Jha
  • Medicine
  • Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
  • 2014
Assessing deceased donation potential and identifying barriers to its utilization are required to meet needs of patients with organ failure in India and family refusal in majority of cases reflects poor knowledge and thus warrants interventions at community level. Expand
Liver transplantation in India
  • G. Narasimhan, V. Kota, M. Rela
  • Medicine
  • Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
  • 2016
An overview of the evolution of liver transplantation in India is given and the potential future challenges are given. Expand
Deceased donor renal transplantation: A single center experience
There was no significant difference in the incidence in the rate of acute rejection, bacterial, fungal infections and death rate between the cohorts of induction and non induction immunosuppression in deceased donor renal transplants performed in a public funded government hospital in India. Expand


How Deceased Donor Transplantation Is Impacting a Decline in Commercial Transplantation—the Tamil Nadu Experience
This private-public partnership promoting deceased donor transplantation has effectively eliminated commercialization in transplantation in the state of Tamil Nadu with a population of 72 million which is a model for other regions of South Asia and developing countries. Expand
Global trends in the rates of living kidney donation.
This study shows that rates of living donor kidney transplant have steadily risen in most regions of the world, increasing its global significance as a treatment option for kidney failure. Expand
Deceased-donor renal transplantation program in India.
Will presumed consent make transplantation accessible, ethical and affordable in India?
  • S. Nagral
  • Medicine
  • Indian journal of medical ethics
  • 2009