Join The Walkathon on November 26 To Support The #MoreToGive Organ Donation Campaign
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. NDTV and Fortis Healthcare has taken up the cause of creating awareness around the loss of lives that happen for the want of organs. ‘NDTV Fortis More to Give Walkathon – A step towards organ donation’ is one such initiative that seeks to mobilise the nation in this direction. The Walkathon aims to spread the awareness about the cause of Organ Donation by taking it to the streets of India where the common man can show their support for the cause and spread awareness about the same. To support the cause and donate your organs. You can also be part of the Walkathon, to spread awareness about the cause of Organ Donation and give hope to all those waiting for organs.
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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.
Share Your Story
Have you or someone you know been an organ donor or receiver? Have you been a part of the organ transplantation process? Tell us your story, become a part of the community dedicated to saving and enhancing lives through organ donation. Your experience will contribute to our campaign and help educate, and inspire people to support the cause.
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.