Organ donation: A service to mankind, says Vice President Naidu

On December 4, Health news web portal My Medical Mantra, completed a year. So, on the occasion of its first anniversary, The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, feclitated the families of organ donors, in the VP house, Delhi. On this ocassion, Venkaiah Naidu, encouraged people to donate organs as it is the need of the hour. He also appreciated and thanked team My Medical Mantra for taking up the cause and spreading awareness regarding organ donation

On My Medical Mantra’s first anniversary, the families of donors who donated the organs and saved lives were felicitated by Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India. “Organ donation is a noble act and it can save and enrich lives, said Venkaiah Naidu in the felicitation programme.
Vice President Naidu with Team MMM and Donor families
Vice President Naidu with Team MMM and Donor families
Nine family members of the donor families from Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad, were felicitated by the Vice President. “You have taken a right decision of saving lives,” said the vice president.
My Medical Mantra is spreading awareness about organ donation. “I know about My Medical Mantra. People have informed me about it. My Medical Mantra is doing an excellent job of spreading awareness about organ donation as it is the need of the hour. Even  government is making efforts  to spread the message of organ donation. I request My Medical Mantra to keep spreading awareness regarding this great  humanitarian act.
Vice President Naidu interacting with donor families
Vice President Naidu interacting with donor families
The Vice President took up and supported the cause by sigining the poster of ‘I Support Organ Donation’.
Vice President's tweet about the programme
Vice President’s tweet about the programme
The donor family members: Mandabai Magar, Pradip Gadve, Jyoti Patil, Nishant Kasliwal from Aurangabad, Biju Koroth, Dhananjay Kharkar and Suresh D’souza from Mumbai and Marcenina Martin and Vikram Deshmukh from Pune, were felicitated with trophy and a certificate, by the Vice President. Dr Shreerang Bichhu, Head of Nephrology department at Bombay Hospital and Manoj Gadekar, Central Transplant Coordinator, ZTCC Aurangabad were also present at the programme.
Vice President Naidu with Team MMM
Vice President Naidu with Team MMM
My Medical Mantra’s editor Santosh Andhale, informed the Vice President about the current organ donation scenario. Still, people are awaiting to get organs. So, the motto of this programme was to appreciate the decision of family and promote and support organ donation and to encourage more and more people to donate organs.
Pune’s Marcenina Francis donated organs of her 24-year-old son. “I wasn’t knowing anything about organ donation. But, when  we came to know, we decided to save lives. My Medical Mantra has taken a good initiative to felicitate the donor families.”
Aurangabad’s Mandabai Magar donated her son’s organs and gave a new lease of life.  “It is the first organ donation done in Aurangabad. The doctor’s counselled us and we gave our consent,” she said at the programme.
Our campaign to save Aaradhya Mule, a four-year-old girl suffering from an end-stage heart disease, was instrumental in bringing awareness on organ donation in the country in limelight. The #SaveAaradhya hashtag was trending in different parts of the country including metro cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Nagpur.
My Medical Mantra Promised the Vice President of India, to support and encourage the organ donation by presenting a painting on organ donation and souvenior.
Organ transplantation is expensive. So, to inform people about the same, My Medical Mantra will start a series on affordable transplant. To cap the bridge between between  the donors, doctors and the hospital’s.
My Medical Mantra has turned 1. And during this one year, it has promoted many important health causes. And in future, My Medical Mantra will keep promoting the cause of organ donation.