Government will come out with rules, regulations and protocols for facilitating organ donation. Health Minister J P Nadda stated this today, while terming organ donation “an egalitarian and a moral act”, that called for a national movement.
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Every year, about 5 lakh people die awaiting organ transplants due to non-availability of organs. The current organ donation rate in India is 0.5 donors per 10 lakh people as compared to over 30 donors per 10 lakh in some Western countries. To support the cause and donate your organs, take the pledge here.
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Actor Irrfan Khan flagged off the NDTV-Fortis #MoreToGive Walkathon to raise awareness about organ donation on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day on Sunday. Irrfan is the ambassador for the NDTV Fortis ‘More To Give’ campaign, which was launched earlier this year.
A panel of speakers at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I) has emphasised the need to spread awareness on the ‘Deceased Donor Programme Cadaver Daan,’ which is aimed at organ donation and transplantation.
A joint initiative by NDTV and Fortis, More to Give, aims to raise awareness about organ donation. It hopes to motivate people to donate their organs by highlighting the urgent need for donors across the nation. The wide gap between the number of transplants our country needs, and the transplants that occur is a worrisome reality.
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Have queries or doubts about organ donation? Post your questions for our two experts to know more: Dr. Vimal Bhandari, the Director of the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) under the Centre’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Dr. Harsha Jauhari, the Head of Transplant Services at Artemis Health Sciences Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana.