One of the men waiting here is Prashant Bariya, whose wife, Naveena, 32, is finally undergoing a desperately required kidney transplant after 2 years of suffering and 10 months of dialysis. The donor is her older sister, who luckily happened to be an exact match and is now simultaneously being operated upon in an operating theatre adjacent to hers.Read More
The only way bolster the low figures of organ donation in India is by raising ground level awareness, dispelling misinformation and promoting people to register themselves as potential organ donors after death. The one point-person who can effectively do all of this is a Transplant Coordinator – a person who broaches the issue of organ donation with the family of a brain dead patient.Read More
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Pledge Your Organs
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.
Celebrities Who Have Pledged Support For Organ Donation
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, the campaign ambassador for NDTV- Fortis More To Give, has been vocal about his opinions regarding organ donation. “There is possibility and there are challenges,” the actor said regarding the campaign.