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8th January 2017
Required Request in Every Death: "Puchna mat Bhulo"
 
IMA is committed to promoting eye and organ donation. To this end, IMA will launch a campaign at branch and state levels called "Puchna Mat Bhulo" to promote "mandatory required request". All IMA members should, in case of routine death, request the relatives or legal heirs for donation of eyes (in case of death) and organs (in case of brain death).
 
As per Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Rules, 2014 any doctor in ICU in a situation of brain stem death, in consultation with transplant coordinator (if available) shall ascertain from the next of kin or the legal heir of the body whether the dead person, while he was alive, had authorised for donation of his or her organs either by filling form 5 or in driving license.  If yes, then the RMD is duty bound to request the next of the kin or the legal heir to submit the aforesaid authorisation and sign the declaration/authorisation.
 
Also the doctor SHALL ascertain, after certification of brain stem death of the person in ICU from his or her adult near relative or, if near relative is not available, then, any other person related by blood or marriage, and in case of unclaimed body, from the person in lawful possession of the body the following
 
Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA
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