Highlights: More To Give Organ Donation 7-City Walkathon

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Highlights: More To Give Organ Donation 7-City Walkathon

NDTV-Fortis More To Give Walkathon 2018 garnered huge support across India with nearly 7.3 crore steps contributed in 7-cities and online. The event was to raise awareness about the cause of organ donation in India and get more people to take the pledge to become organ donors. This year saw many well known personalities like Rajkummar Rao, Prakash Raj, Raima Sen, Ghazal singer - Talat Aziz, Tennis Player - Kyra Shroff, Rajpal Singh - Former Indian Captain, India Hockey Team and Sartaj, Singer, Song Writer, Actor & Poet, alongwith experts and people from all walks of life, join the Walkathon in cities across India.

Every year, 4 lakh people die waiting for organs in India. The country has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the the world at 0.8 persons per million. For a country of 1.3 billion that is a dismal rate and so there is an urgent need to inform people about importance of organ donation to save lives of people. Spreading awareness and encouraging people to take the pledge to become an organ donor has been the main objective of NDTV-Fortis More To Give campaign.

Every year around the National Organ Donation Day on November 27, the campaign organises a multi-city Walkathon. People from all walks of life across the nation join the Walkathon to take a step towards organ donation and raise awareness about the cause and take the pledge to become an organ donor. This year the Walkathon was held on November 25 in seven cities - Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Jaipur, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai.

Here are the Highlights from Organ Donation Walkathon 2018:


Nov 25, 2018
09:53 (IST)
And that's a wrap on the Walkathon 2018. Thank you everyone for supporting the cause of organ donation.

There is no bigger gift than the gift of life. Take the pledge to be an organ donor.


Nov 25, 2018
09:44 (IST)
The 7-city Walkathon saw people turn up in large numbers and many more contributed steps online to support the cause of organ donation. At the close of the Walkathon over 6.1 crore steps had been contributed.


Nov 25, 2018
09:34 (IST)
Chennai walks for the cause of organ donation.

Nov 25, 2018
09:29 (IST)
Steps taken during Walkathon 2018 crossed 6 crore at 9am.



Nov 25, 2018
09:22 (IST)
Kolkata walks in support of organ donation.


Nov 25, 2018
09:16 (IST)
Chennai had an early start this Sunday and came out in huge numbers to support the cause of organ donation.

Nov 25, 2018
09:06 (IST)
The 2.5km Walkathon flagged off in Kolkata by actor Raima Sen.



Nov 25, 2018
09:03 (IST)
The 2.8km Walkathon is right now underway in Jaipur.
Nov 25, 2018
09:00 (IST)
Some of my friends have been saved because of organ donation, so I have realised the importance of this cause closely. I have always been thinking about donating my eyes, but after coming here I want to donate other organs too. One can save up to 8 lives by donating organs. By doing these Walkathons we will raise awareness about this cause.  Families are the hardest to convince but they should be okay with it: Actor Raima Sen at the flag off of the Walkathon in Kolkata

Nov 25, 2018
08:55 (IST)

Rajpal Singh, Former Indian Captain, India Hockey Team and Sartaj, Singer, Song Writer, Actor & Poet flag off the 2.4km Walkathon.


Nov 25, 2018
08:39 (IST)
So far the largest crowds (nearly 7,000 people) have been seen at the Walkathon in Gurgaon. Here are glimpses from the 7.5 kilometre walk which was flagged off by actor Rajkummar Rao and is currently on.


Nov 25, 2018
08:35 (IST)
Over 4.5 crore steps taken so far at the NDTV-Fortis More To Give Organ Donation Walkathon.

Save a life, become an organ donor. Take the pledge to donate your organs.

Nov 25, 2018
08:25 (IST)
Earlier, actor Rajkummar Rao flagged off the Walkathon in Gurgaon which saw nearly 7000 people turnout on a Sunday morning to support the cause of organ donation.


Nov 25, 2018
08:21 (IST)
People from all walks of life gear up for the NDTV-Fortis More To Give Organ Donation Walkathon.
Nov 25, 2018
08:18 (IST)
Jaipur gears up for the Walkathon.

Nov 25, 2018
08:14 (IST)
Prakash Raj flags off the Walkathon in Bengaluru.
Nov 25, 2018
08:12 (IST)
Over 1.6 crore steps taken so far at the NDTV-Fortis More To Give Organ Donation Walkathon.

To join the Walkathon online and contribute steps, register now.

Nov 25, 2018
08:08 (IST)
Renowned actor, Prakash Raj at the Walkathon in Bengaluru.

Nov 25, 2018
08:06 (IST)
Registration counter at Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru where hundreds gathered early in the morning for the Organ Donation Walkathon.

Nov 25, 2018
08:04 (IST)
Bengaluru gears up for the Organ Donation Walkathon.


Nov 25, 2018
08:02 (IST)
Walkathon being flagged off in Mumbai by Talat Aziz and Kyra Shroff.

Nov 25, 2018
08:00 (IST)
Gearing up for the More to Give Organ Donation Walkathon in Mumbai.



Nov 25, 2018
07:59 (IST)
People of all ages pledge their organs during the Walkathon in Mumbai.





Nov 25, 2018
07:56 (IST)
Tennis Player, Kyra Shroff at Mumbai flag off
Nov 25, 2018
07:53 (IST)
Talat Aziz, noted Ghazal singer joins the Walkathon at Mumbai

Nov 25, 2018
07:49 (IST)
I love my eyes very much and I want them to be there forever, I will be donating my eyes and other organs. People are mostly worried that what will happen to my body but they must know that nothing will happen, it will only help in saving someone's life: Rajkummar Rao at the flag off at the Gurgaon leg of the Walkathon.



Nov 25, 2018
07:45 (IST)

This cause is very important. In a nation of over a billion, the rate of organ donation is very very low and that is the reason causes like Walkathon are extremely important. Only 800 donations have happened last year. People are not aware yet and organ donation is a new subject: Rajkummar Rao at NDTV-Fortis More To Give Organ Donation Walkathon


Nov 25, 2018
07:42 (IST)
I will do my bit and want to donate my organs, you should do your bit too: Rajkummar Rao

Nov 25, 2018
07:40 (IST)
Rajkummar Rao reaches the venue to flag off the Walkathon in Gurgaon
Nov 25, 2018
07:39 (IST)
People warming up in Gurgaon before the flag off.
Nov 25, 2018
07:36 (IST)
People register at Gurgaon where actor Rajkummar Rao will be flagging off the Walkathon in some time.



Nov 25, 2018
07:35 (IST)
Crowds start gathering for the More to give organ donation Walkathon in Gurgaon.

Nov 24, 2018
22:37 (IST)
Every year as part of the NDTV - Fortis More To Give campaign to promote organ donation, a multi-city Walkathon is organised. This year the event is being organised in seven cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram (Gurgaon), Jaipur, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai. Join actor Rajkummar Rao and a part of the Walkathon.







Nov 24, 2018
22:33 (IST)
To become an organ donor, take the pledge and apply for the organ donor card. Pledge now: https://sites.ndtv.com/moretogive/pledge-your-organs-777/


Nov 24, 2018
22:32 (IST)
In fact India has among the lowest organ donation rates in the world.

Nov 24, 2018
22:31 (IST)
The huge demand and supply gap between organs needed for transplants and organs available through donations is why India needs more organ donors.

Nov 24, 2018
22:29 (IST)
The number of organ donors in India has gone up in the last four years but given the requirement this is woefully less.



Nov 24, 2018
22:29 (IST)
While the requirement is in lakhs, the number of organ donors is less than thousand.


Nov 24, 2018
22:28 (IST)
In India 4 lakh people die every year in need for organ transplant

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