Organ donation: Positive start in 2019 gives hope

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

KOLKATA: The wheel of organ donation started rolling in the state only in 2010 when the city saw its first deceased organ donation. The state recorded the second deceased organ donation in 2012 — the only donation that year.After a four-year lull, Kolkata witnessed five organ donations in 2016. But the next year was a damp squib with the city recording only one organ donation.The real boom happened in 2018 when the organ donation in West Bengal hit the double digit. But, there was no organ donation next year. The state witnessed a record-breaking 15 organ donations, including seven heart transplants.

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