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Telangana’s Jeevandan emerges on top in the country

Hyderabad: The State-run Jeevandan organ donation scheme has been chosen as the best performing organ donation drive in the country by National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The NOTTO chose Telangana State after conducting a countrywide survey of various organ donation programmes, which are under implementation, health authorities here said.

The award for ‘Best Performing State’ in organ donation drive will be given away by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J. P. Nadda during the 8th Indian Organ Donation Day celebrations in New Delhi on Monday.

Launched in 2013, the Jeevandan organ donation scheme has so far retrieved 1075 organs from 414 deceased organ donors. Compared to the last four years, this year, Jeevandan organ donation scheme has achieved 127 donations, which is the highest since its launch.

According to health authorities, in-charge of Jeevandan, Telangana, Dr. G. Swarnalatha will represent the State to receive the award.

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