Live: More To Give Walkathon - A Step Towards Organ Donation

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Every year, 4 lakh people die waiting for organs in India. There is an urgent need to inform people about the need and importance of organ donation.

The organ donation rate in India is a dismal 0.5 persons per million population. Each one of us can become a donor and help save lives. To show support for the cause, people from all walks of life across the nation will join the NDTV-Fortis More To Give Walkathon - A Step Towards Organ Donation to raise awareness about the cause. We bring you live updates with the hope of triggering a nationwide movement.

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Nov 27, 2016
12:32 (IST)
Over 3000 people participated in the NDTV-Fortis Organ Donation Day #MoreToGive Walkathon to spread awareness about the cause of organ donation. National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) has received 12 lakh pledges this year, many inspired by the #MoreToGive campaign.

A big thank you to all those who lent their support to the cause.You can take the pledge to donate your organs here.




Nov 27, 2016
12:19 (IST)
In a country where the number of organ donations are abysmal, these individuals remind us how a simple gesture can save lives - Read More.


Nov 27, 2016
11:59 (IST)
NCC cadets at India Gate during the #MoreToGive Walkathon on Organ Donation Day. Cadets also joined the Walkathon in other cities to come out in support of the cause as the Organ Donation Day coincided with NCC Day.

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Nov 27, 2016
11:54 (IST)
Delhi comes out in huge numbers to support the cause of organ donation. Here's a 360 View of the #MoreToGive Organ Donation Walkathon at India Gate.

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Nov 27, 2016
11:50 (IST)
Here's the gap that India needs to bridge with organ donation.


Nov 27, 2016
11:48 (IST)
Spotted during the #MoreToGive Organ Donation Day Walkathon.


Nov 27, 2016
11:40 (IST)
On Organ Donation Day, thousands join the #MoreToGive Walkathon and say, 'Dil deke dekho'  to create an awareness about the urgent need for India to donate organs.


Nov 27, 2016
11:22 (IST)
In Numbers: The Status Of Organ Donation In India - Know More.

Nov 27, 2016
11:20 (IST)
In India, Nearly Half Of Those With Kidney Failure Are Diabetic - Read More.


Nov 27, 2016
11:18 (IST)
Life On A Waiting List: Where India Stands On Kidney Transplants - Read More.

Nov 27, 2016
11:16 (IST)
India has a lot of catching up to do in terms of organ donation.

Nov 27, 2016
11:08 (IST)
Capt Naveen Guliya, who is war veteran amputee supported the organ donation cause said, "It should be the most obvious thing to do. When we give to others we find peace we find happiness."




Nov 27, 2016
11:05 (IST)
Organ donation is confined to only state capitals. We need to diagnose brain death early, because delays there will cause deterioration in the quality of organs: Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, Gastroenterology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute


Nov 27, 2016
10:47 (IST)
From financial aspect to religious concerns, here's busting all the myths around organ donation.

Read More: Organ Donation - Don't Let These Myths Confuse You

Nov 27, 2016
10:42 (IST)
Our cinema is more about emotion than information, so we can definitely use emotion in our cinema to raise awareness about organ donation: Irrfan Khan, Actor and Campaign Ambassador

Nov 27, 2016
10:41 (IST)
Meanwhile, #MoreToGive Walkathon continues, with thousands participating in the five city activity on Organ Donation Day to raise awareness and pledges for the cause.



Nov 27, 2016
10:28 (IST)
'My Wife's Successful Liver Transplant Is Like A New Lease Of Life For An Entire Family', says Ramesh N Shah, his wife recently had a liver transplant.

Read More about Dipika Shah's story here.


Nov 27, 2016
10:22 (IST)
"The procedure for donating organs is really long and tedious", says Rakesh Kapoor, who donated his wife's organs after she was declared brain dead.

Read More about Rakesh Kapoor's experience: The Feeling That Comes From This Donation Can't Be Described




Nov 27, 2016
10:07 (IST)
The second bottleneck is the availability of well trained transplant coordinators. There's also infrastructure which is not as much as we should have. Once this activity starts the awareness about organ donation will also pick up: Dr. Aarti Vij, Faculty Incharge, Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO), AIIMS

Read More about Transplant Coordinators: The Critical Link To Increasing Organ Donation Rates


Nov 27, 2016
09:59 (IST)
Apart from donations, we also need infrastructure. We need to upgrade our infrastructure because people have to go to big cities to get a transplant apart from dealing with the waiting list, says Dr. Aarti Vij, Faculty Incharge, Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO), AIIMS

Read More: How Equipped Is India To Do Organ Transplant?


Nov 27, 2016
09:54 (IST)
Only 6 or 7 states that are contributing to the donation figures. We need to get ICUs to identify brain death patients to improve our donation rates, says Dr Shroff, Founder and Managing Trustee, Mohan Foundation

Read More: Spain Is World's Largest Organ Donor. Can India Follow Suit?


Nov 27, 2016
09:51 (IST)
6 out of 10 families will agree to donate. Our challenge is get hospitals to certify brain death. Only after the certification can the family be briefed: Dr Shroff, Founder and Managing Trustee, Mohan Foundation

Nov 27, 2016
09:39 (IST)
I have donated my eyes and heart, since a dancer's heart is like that of a soldier. I am happy to be associated with this cause because once you are dead, you are gone. No point wasting the organs that can help someone else: Sonal Mansingh, Classical Dancer



Nov 27, 2016
09:34 (IST)
One donor can save atleast 7 lives. Here's why India needs to donate more.



Nov 27, 2016
09:31 (IST)
Experts discuss the medical, logistical and social aspects of organ donation, during the #MoreToGive Walkathon.

Read More: Everything You Need To Know About Organ Donation


Nov 27, 2016
09:25 (IST)
"Acceptance of brain death is the first challenge to organ donation", says Dr. Aarti Vij, Faculty Incharge, Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO), AIIMS

Here's a quick look at what is brain death. Read More: Dummy's Guide To Organ Donation

Nov 27, 2016
09:18 (IST)
Organ Donation Day coincides with NCC Day. Cadets participate in the Organ Donation Walkathon in Mohali.


Nov 27, 2016
09:15 (IST)
360 View of Organ Donation Day #MoreToGive Walkathon: Thousands walk across four cities in India to spread awareness and get more pledges from people to donate organs.

To donate your organs, take the pledge here.

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Nov 27, 2016
09:11 (IST)
#MoreToGive Walkathon has been flagged off in four cities - Mumbai, Chennai, Gurugram and Mohali.

Nov 27, 2016
09:01 (IST)
Organ Donation Day #MoreToGive Walkathon flagged off in Mohali.

Nov 27, 2016
08:58 (IST)
360 View of Actor and TV Host, Manish Paul flagging off the Organ Donation Day #MoreToGive Walkathon in Mumbai.

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Nov 27, 2016
08:53 (IST)
India has one of the worst records in organ donation compared to other countries in the world.

Read More: Spain Is World's Largest Organ Donor. Can India Follow Suit?


Nov 27, 2016
08:39 (IST)
Actor and Campaign Ambassador Irrfan Khan and Deepa Malik, Paralympic Silver Medalist flag off the Organ Donation Day #MoreToGive Walkathon in Gurugram.


Nov 27, 2016
08:31 (IST)
When people like Irrfan promote such a campaign it becomes an instrument of awareness. We must initiate such campaigns. The Walkathon is not about walking, the message should prevail: Deepa Malik, Paralympic Silver Medalist

Nov 27, 2016
08:23 (IST)
I talk about Organ Donation to everybody who is around me. My relatives have faced problems, my nephew's wife has suffered organ failure. Please donate your organs, make someone else live their life: Irrfan Khan, Actor and #MoreToGive Campaign Ambassador



Nov 27, 2016
08:20 (IST)
It's a great cause. Because of us someone will be able to live. I have also pledged my organs, and this campaign anthem is my contribution to the cause: Swanand Kirkire, Lyricist, Playback Singer

Listen and download the #MoreToGive Campaign Anthem here.



Nov 27, 2016
08:15 (IST)
Tamil Nadu ahead of rest of India in terms of organ donation. The organ donation numbers are 10 times higher than the national average. Read how Tamil Nadu got it right here.



Nov 27, 2016
08:04 (IST)
"I think awareness that donating organs is important and doesn't hurt anyone living or dead is critical, it is not against any religion it is not against any god: Khushboo, Actor and Politician at the flag off in Chennai for the #MoreToGive Walkathon


Nov 27, 2016
07:49 (IST)
Hundreds gather across India to join the #MoreToGive Walkathon to raise awareness about organ donation.


Nov 27, 2016
07:48 (IST)
Manish Paul flags off the Walkathon to spread awareness about Organ donation in Mumbai.


Nov 27, 2016
07:45 (IST)
I totally believe that people need to be more aware.Today is the beginning: Manish Paul, Actor and TV at the flag off of the Organ Donation Day Walkathon in Mumbai.


Nov 27, 2016
07:41 (IST)
5 lakh people die in India each year waiting for organs. Take the pledge to donate your organs here.



Nov 27, 2016
07:39 (IST)
Actor and TV Host Manish Paul at the flag off Organ Donation Day Walkathon in Mumbai.


Nov 27, 2016
07:38 (IST)
People begin registering for Organ Donation Day Walkathon.


Nov 27, 2016
07:37 (IST)
NDTV-Fortis Walkathon to spread awareness about organ donation gets underway.


Nov 26, 2016
18:30 (IST)
To save lives, pledge to donate your organs here.



Nov 26, 2016
18:27 (IST)
On Organ Donation Day on November 27, NDTV-Fortis as part of the #MoreToGive campaign to spread awareness about organ donation is organising a Walkathon in various cities across India.

Nov 26, 2016
18:14 (IST)
According to an NGO Organ India, 36 persons per million of Spain's population donated organs in 2014. In Croatia, this figure was 35 per million, while 27.02 persons per million donated organs in the United States. In India, this figure is an appalling 0.34 per million.


Nov 26, 2016
18:13 (IST)
There is a wide gap between the number of organs needed for transplants and organs available.


Nov 26, 2016
17:57 (IST)
Recently, Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs tweeted about undergoing tests for Kidney transplant.
Nov 26, 2016
17:02 (IST)
Approximately 5 lakh people die each year in India awaiting organ transplants.



Nov 26, 2016
16:52 (IST)
In India, a huge gap persists between demand and supply of organs. Currently, the country has a donation rate of 0.5 per million, which is one of the lowest in the world.

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