Opinion  /  Published 08.09.21

Heartless: Organs aren't criminal

Ignorance and the prejudice it begets need not be blissful. They almost cost a life recently when an organ transplant authorization committee in Kerala rejected the application for a kidney transplant...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 05.09.21

Pragya Mitra, 10, from UK, extends a helping hand to Kolkata NGO

A group of students from the city and parts of the UK have been making art on the theme of kindness, responding to a call by a 10-year-old girl from Derby who has also launched a fundraising campaign....
By Jhinuk Mazumdar

India  /  Published 02.09.21

Kerala HC: No criminal kidney

There’s no “criminal kidney or criminal liver or criminal heart”, Kerala High Court has ruled while chastising an organ-transplant authorisation committee that had rejected a kidney ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.21

Training for staff at blood banks across north Bengal

The state health department has decided to open a zonal level training centre for the staff serving in the blood banks across north Bengal at the Regional Blood Transfusion Centre (RBTC) at the North ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

India  /  Published 19.08.21

Drowned Odisha girl’s eyes donated

Parents of a nine-year old girl who drowned in a pond at Bankasole village in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha have donated her eyes to help “remove darkness from someone’s life”. Mahe...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar


Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.21

Calcuttans pledge to gift organs

A number of Calcuttans have pledged to donate organs after death at an event in City Centre, organised by the Calcutta chapter of Young Indians and partnered by The Telegraph. A kiosk named “Gi...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.21

Cheque for a ‘real-life magician’

A PhD scholar of Assam University and his family and friends teamed up to help a Sunderbans resident repay Rs 40,000 she had raised by mortgaging her land to treat her husband wounded by a tiger this ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 30.07.21

Give freely: Forced donation

Donation normally assumes willingness. But institutions in India often ignore the voluntary aspect, assuming that employees and subordinates will not only donate when told to do so but will also donat...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.21

Covid: friend donates money to school

A group of friends who lost schoolmate Abhignan Mukherjee — an inspector in Calcutta police’s traffic department — to Covid last year, donated Rs 75,000 to a school in Purulia on the...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.21

Latehar: long journey for a unit of blood

The scarcity of blood donors has hit Latehar district severely during the coronavirus pandemic.  A 30-year-old man of Chandwa city travelled 28 km by car on the national highway to reach Latehar...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj


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