On the occasion of the ‘8th National Organ Donation Day’, Maharashtra received the second prize for its performance in the field of Cadaver Organ Donation, while Pune’s Sahyadri Hospital received the third prize.
The state and hospital are awarded on various criteria’s like, the total number of cadaver organ donation, Information Communication Education (IEC) activity, the total number of pledge form filled for organ donation in a particular state or hospital.
Aarti Gokhale, Central Coordinator at ZTCC, Pune, said, “Every state was asked to submit their annual report mentioning the details of the total number of cadaver donations, transplants etc. This year, Maharashtra’s Transplant Coordination Committee had organised a short film competition on organ donation in association with an NGO. Pune city also came up with an app for organ donation. All these additional things were submitted in a presentation made to the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). It’s a proud moment for all of us that the state has received the award.”
Dr C Apate, a neurosurgeon and the founder of Sahyadri Hospital, said, “Our team has worked tirelessly to encourage more and more organ donations and transplants. We are happy that we have received this award and we will continue making our efforts for the cause of organ donation.”
Organ donation in Mumbai, so far
Organ donation in Pune, so far