Mumbai: School children pledge to donate organs

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, Dadar’s Shishu Vihar Vidya Mandir, school had organised a programme on organ donation with the help of Seva Foundation

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There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. The programme was organised with a view to spread awareness.

In this programme, 400 students from standard 7th to 10th were present. Dr Kamakshi Bhate, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisations (ROTTO) coordinator, graced the event as a chief guest.

According to Dr Kamakshi Bhate, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplantation Organisations (ROTTO) coordinator, “Organ donation can save up to 8 lives. But, there is a lack of awareness. It is important to donate organs and save lives. So, we have made students understand the importance of it. We have appealed them, to spread the message of organ donation.”

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Shrikant Apte from Rajhans Pratishthan, presented a documentary on organ donation and said, “Organ donation is the need of the hour. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. So, donate organ and save lives.”

Vikas Varadkar, member of Seva Foundation said, “We had organised a programme on organ donation, with an aim to create awareness amongst the youngsters. While, students also pledged to donate organs.”