Skin and tissue banks can help acid attack victims: Meenakshi Lekhi

Skin tissue harvesting has its own set of problems from preservation to transfer to logistical support to family support, said the parliamentarian

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Praggya Guptaa | October 6, 2017 | New Delhi


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Organ donation from one body can save five people and as many as 150 medical students can learn from a cadaver. With one body, the country will develop 150 medical students who will be well trained and donating a body will be beneficial for others even after death.  If we can translate this thought, then we will be able to achieve the target we have set for organ donation, says Meenakshi Lekhi, a member of parliament.

Lekhi was speaking at the symposium ‘Dialogue with organs for allied Health Force’ organized by Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital in collaboration with NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant).
 
She said bringing change is teamwork, be it in thoughts or politics. No initiative, whether it is cleanliness or organ donation, is successful without team support and every individual has to understand its relevance in the team. 
 
“If every individual in the chain will do its work with loyalty, then the surgeon will be able to do its work effectively. If the support staff is not good, the surgeon cannot do well. They are combat soldiers, who go in the last, but preparation have to be done by engineers, etc. If they do not support them properly, the army will fail.  Support arm’s job is far more important than the combat job,” she added.
 
She pointed out the importance of preserving tissues and skins for acid attack victims.  “Umpteen numbers of times I have repeated the need for tissue bank and skin tissue harvesting, and I am happy to learn that Maharashtra got a skin bank. But harvesting has its own set of problems from preservation to transfer to logistical support to family support,” she said.
 

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