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(From The Times of India)
BANGALORE: Though the first cadaver organ transplant was conducted nearly five years ago in Karnataka, such transplants still remain a sporadic event in the state.
Even cricketer Anil Kumble's decision to pledge his organs to society in case of brain death has not motivated the programme.
Among the prime reasons for the programme being unable to find its feet are cultural beliefs surrounding death, the related lack of knowledge regarding cadaver donations and the focus on living related and unrelated transplants, say experts.
Now, the Foundation for Organ Retrieval and Transplant Education (FORTE), a …