Revolutionizing Organ Donation With Blockchain Technology

Prospects and Challenges In Healthcare


  • Vedant Jayesh Momaya Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Manipal , Karnataka, India 576104
  • BM Zeeshan Hameed iTRUE (International Training and Research in Uro-oncology and Endourology) Group, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104; Department of Urology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 575002
  • Kinju Adhikari HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India 560027
  • Mayukh Das Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Ali Talyshinskii Department of Urology, Astana Medical University, Astana, Kazakhstan 020000
  • Nithesh Naik Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India 576104
  • Bhaskar K Somani Department of Urology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, Southampton, UK SO166YD
  • Piotr Chlosta Department of Urology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Kraków, Poland 30060
  • Bhavan Prasad Rai Department of Urology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE77DN



Organ Transplant Waiting List, Blockchain Technology in Healthcare, Illegal Organ Trade, Healthcare Data Management, Smart Contracts in Organ Donation


Amidst a critical shortage in organ donations, with over 120,000 individuals on the waiting list compared to a mere 8,000 annual donors, blockchain technology emerges as a beacon of innovation for the organ donation ecosystem. Originally the bedrock of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain has since traversed beyond the financial sector, exhibiting potential for securing medical records, authenticating pharmaceuticals, and mitigating fraudulent practices within healthcare. It presents a decentralized ledger that not only ensures data integrity and immutability but also fosters transparent and efficient donor-recipient matching through smart contracts. Despite the promising applications, the adoption of blockchain in healthcare confronts challenges including interoperability, data security, and regulatory hurdles. The present article encapsulates the transformative impact of blockchain, particularly within organ transplantation, and underscores the necessity for further research to surmount the barriers to its implementation. As blockchain technology continues to evolve, its capacity to reconcile the demand-supply disparity in organ donations is anticipated to save numerous lives, revolutionizing the healthcare landscape.


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How to Cite

V. J. Momaya, “Revolutionizing Organ Donation With Blockchain Technology: Prospects and Challenges In Healthcare”, J. Comput. Mech. Manag, vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 31–38, Oct. 2023.



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Received 2023-08-19
Accepted 2023-09-29
Published 2023-10-31

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