Women less keen to receive organs, but rush to donate: Docs

March 12, 2015 1:17 AM

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Women less keen to receive organs, but rush to donate: Docs

When it comes to donating an organ to give a new lease of life, women trump men in being donors, say organ transplant experts. This was re-emphasised in a report published in the Indian Journal of Nephrology, which said in spousal kidney donation, wives constituted about 87% of all spousal donors and the trend is evident across India.

Dr Bharat Shah, director of renal science department in Global hospital in Mumbai, who also runs the NGO Narmada Kidney Foundation, said, "It is true that in organ transplantation we find that around 75-80% donors are women."

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