Hundreds Gather Across Many Cities To Pledge Their Organs And Hope To Improve India's Poor Organ Donation Rates
Updated: August 05, 2018 15:56 IST
At 0.8 donors per million, India has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the world and lakhs die simply waiting for organs for life saving transplants. To spread awareness, bust myths around organ donation and get people to take the pledge to donate organs, NDTV-Fortis More To Give Campaign organised simultaneous events across India in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. To save lives, take the pledge to be an organ donor here: Pledge now to donate your organs.
Students from School of Nursing, Hindu Rao Hospital, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, spread awareness on the need for organ donation through a street play, at Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, Delhi
Former National Football player, Anit Kumar Ghosh, takes the pledge to donate his organs at the event in City Centre Salt Lake, Kolkata
A proud organ donor at NDTV-Fortis More To Give campaign event at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai
The first one to take the pledge for organ donation during NDTV-Fortis More To Give campaign event at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla, Mumbai.
Krishna Poonia, Gold medalist in Discus Throw in Commonwealth Games 2010, with her husband and coach, Virendra Poonia, pledge to donate their organs at the event at World Trade Park, Jaipur.
An artist depicts the cause of organ donation through his work during the Delhi event
Tamil Nadu is the best performing state in India when it comes to organ donation. During Sunday's event Chennai led the way with the pledge counter crossing 100 within a few years.
The message of heart transplant depicted through a beautiful painting created by one of the artists at Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj, Delhi
Flash mob to make people aware about organ donation performs in City Centre Salt Lake, Kolkata
From Fortis, Jaipur, Dr Rajiv Lochan Tiwari, Director and Head Aneasthesia, and
Mr SuryaKanth Sharma, Organ Transplant Coordinator, talk about the need for more people to embrace organ donation and pledge to be a organ donor