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Webinar on Organ Donation in Association with IRIA Kerala

Organ Donation has marked its significant history for 100 years and more. It created an evolution in tissue and regenerative medicine. Organ donation is performed if the patient is subjected to any internal injury or major organ damage. A donor can donate an organ, and create an impact on others’ lives by saving their life. 

A donor has the viability to donate the organ only if there is a 100 % match with the major histocompatibility complex proteins. These proteins reveal the chances of acceptance or rejection of the donor and they serve a crucial role in promoting the immune response in an individual. Every year approximately 28-30000 lives are being saved with organ donation and nearly 20% of the population die without any proper donor availability.

The rising demand for organ donation in the health care sector, motivated us to conduct a Webinar to discuss the importance of organ donation and showcase its importance in regenerative medicine, and lead or encourage the next generation to become valuable donors.  

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MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed are conducting a Webinar in Association with IRIA Kerala where they discuss various facets of an eye and a bone marrow donation. The event will be held on 26th May 2022, Thursday at 7 pm. Participants can register here and they will receive e-certificates. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For more details contact you can contact Soumya at events@medpiper.com / 9080078447.

Topics

  • Bone Marrow/ Stem cell Donation
  • Cornea/ Tissue Donation 

Expert Speakers:

  • Dr. Neeraj Siddharthan- Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Hematology and Division of Transplant and Cellular Therapy, Amrita Hospital, Kochi
  • Dr. Anil Radhakrishnan-Chief of Corneal Services Eye banking and Lasik, Centre for Aortic Diseases and Marfan Syndrome, Corneal Transplantation, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

This webinar will address the topics of Bone Marrow/ Stem cell Donation and Cornea/ Tissue Donation.

Eye Donation is performed when the patient suffers from any eye injury/ when they lose eyesight. Through eye donation, one can regain their eyesight totally. Eye donation is purely a voluntary act and it can be performed even for the benefit of society. 

Bone marrow donation is the surgery recommended under the physician’s supervision and even that is a complicated surgical procedure. Prior to the surgery, few medical tests were recommended and the donor is recommended to take a few drug injections called filgrastim to remove the blood-forming cells out of the bone marrow. Bone marrow donation has major significance in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

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