Irrfan Khan Flags Off #MoreToGive Walkathon On Organ Donation Day
Updated: November 27, 2016 08:09 IST
NDTV-Fortis as part of the #MoreToGive campaign to spread awareness about organ donation organised Walkathon in various cities across India.
Actor and #MoreToGive Campaign Ambassador Irrfan Khan urges people to pledge their organs and shares his message in support of organ donation. "Please donate your organs. Once you're dead they won't serve you anymore," he said.
Athlete Deepa Malik and actor Irrfan Khan come together at the walkathon in Gurugram and urge people to donate their organs and spread awareness.
When people like Irrfan Khan 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
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
Television host Manish Paul inaugurated the #MoreToGive Walkathon in Mumbai to spread awareness about Organ donation.
"Today is the beginning," Manish Paul said as he urged people to pledge their organs.
Lyricist Swanand Kirkire, who composed the More To Give anthem, said the song is his contribution to the campaign.
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
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."
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