Mass pledging for organ donation garners overwhelming response

The Rotary International mass pledging drive for organ donation has started from 11:00 am on Thursday and it will go on till 7:00 pm. Many across India and even abroad are pledging to be organ donors today

 

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Around 100 trained volunteers were spreading awareness on organ donation by visiting societies, colleges and work places, for the initiative.

Once the pledge form is filled the relatives of those who have signed up for the pledge form will get a message informing that a pledge form is being filled by the person. The aim of the program is to create awareness which will help in minimising the gap between demand and supply, in the case of organ transplant.

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The initiative is called ‘Gift life’. On August 09, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST), everyone except European Union citizens, will be able to pledge on online platform named www.giftlife.co.in.

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Rotary district 3131 is leading the event. Amruta Deogaonkar, President of Rotary district 3131, Gandhi Bhavan, said, “Many times families do not give consent for organ donation. If the person has already pledged for organ donation when he or she was alive, possibilities of families consenting will increase. Pledges do not have any legal validation. But, it will create awareness and the data will be collected with ZTCC.”