In a bid to help the country to recuperate form the dearth of organ donors a campaign on organ donation has fastracked the same in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) by registering 322 organ donors in the first 90days.
The Campaign on Organ Donation (CORD) organised by Saroj Super Speciality Hospital has registered an average of three donors per day. This showcases a on how the people of Delhi NCR have a greater understanding and acceptance of organ donation amongst the masses.
Dr P K Bhardwaj, Medical Director, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi speaking about organ donation initiative said “The need for organ donors has never been greater; virtually anyone can become a donor. Donor’s medical condition determines what organs and tissues can be donated for transplant. One organ donor can save up to eight lives.”
The campaign focused on establishment of organ donation registry, enrollment of three multi-organ donors per day, advocacy for inclusion of organ donation in school curriculum and creating network of influential youth
Himanshi Chawla, Program Lead, CORD, Multi Organ Transplant Centre, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi said “Further we will focus on spreading awareness in schools, colleges, universities, corporate, PSU’s etc through extensive use of conventional and social media, community mobilisation and participatory social movements.”
Joining hands with Saroj Super Speciality Hospital two most prominent not-for-profit organisations MOHAN Foundation and ORGAN India, will raise awareness on organ donation in India.
India’s population stands at 1.2 billion, only 0.08 percent of the people give consent to donate their organs. Over two lakh people die every year without getting liver while 50,000 people die while searching for heart replacement. One lakh die without getting cornea. Such campaigns would help to bridge the gap.