Rotary Creates a Legacy - initiates Organ Donation Awareness

The Rotary Club of Capital City New Delhi (RCCND) of Rotary International District 3012 is known to harbor, initiate and organize programs that play crucial roles in nurturing societal causes. One such initiative is the Organ Legacy Program through which the RCCND wishes to spread the awareness and positivity of Organ Donation.

RCCND organized an Intercity meet on Organ
Legacy – Live Beyond Life at Shri Sathya Sai Auditorium in New Delhi,  and was supported by CORD (Campaign on Organ Donation), an initiative of the Saroj Super Specialty Hospital.

Presently, in India, the awareness about organ donation is very low. Over the years National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) is trying their level best to bridge the gap between supply and demand of organs.

On the occasion, Mr. PKD Nambiar, President, RCCND said, “Awareness about organ donation is a very earnest initiative taken by the Rotary Clubs. The most important aspect of this campaign is to create awareness amongst general public. Each one of us should pledge our organs to save lives.

Dr. R. P. Singh, Director & HOD, Center for Liver Transplant and Gastro Sciences said, “The study shows, around 150,000 to 200,000 patients are going through kidney problems and among them only 6000 patients have received an organ transplant. This is due to lack of awareness among patients and doctors. Rotary Club has taken a big initiative in this regard.”

Mr. BS Bassi, Police Commissioner, Delhi said, “We should spread awareness about Organ Donation to the extent that people come forward and pledge to donate Organs to the extent that there is no shortage of organs. If after death, when our body is of no use to us then why not to donate organs which can save many lives.”

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