With an aim to stimulate the growth of transplantation in the continent of Asia through sharing of scientific knowledge, clinical practice and continuing education with emphasis on ethical practice of transplantation, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital organised a four day 16th Congress of the 'Asian Society of Transplantation' starting on Saturday. The one of its kind meet will witness transplant experts from across the globe.
This Congress which is being organized at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida will highlight the ethical and legal aspects of organ and tissue donation and transplantation, said Dr Sandeep Guleria, president of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation.
Dr DS Rana, Chairman of Institute of Renal Sciences of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said "This will be a unique meet of global transplant experts, under one roof, who will discuss the latest developments in the field of transplantation including newest operative techniques and basic and clinical research involving organs like kidney, lung, heart, liver, pancreas, small bowel and multi organs transplantation".
Rana further said that organ transplantation in Asia has progressed rapidly over time. Many countries have moved beyond kidney transplantation and embarked on heart, liver and other organ transplantations.
"The major challenge is lack of organs particularly from cadaveric donors. To implement the deceased donor programme, the basic requirements start from different laws in the country, public awareness, infrastructure, trained personnel and the necessary funds," he said.