- In India, only 0.58 per million people donate organs. As compared to the demand, the supply of the organs is less.
- The Union Health Ministry also admitted that in India, there is an acute shortage of the Organ Donors.
- The Union and the state governments are making efforts to spread awareness about the noble cause.
- However, there are various myths and misconceptions in the society about the Organ Donation.
To boost Organ Donation Awareness Campaign in India, My Medical Mantra, a dedicated health news portal, took the initiative to spread awareness about this noble cause. My Medical Mantra will observe the month of August as #OrganDonationAwarenessMonth.
In a written reply, to a question regarding whether there is a shortage of human organ donors in the country, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, admitted that India indeed is facing the shortage of organ donors.
As per the data available with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO),
Year Heart Transplant Kidney Transplant
2014 54 720
2015 110 1024
2016 235 1368
2017 190 805
Organ Donation (Till July) in Maharashtra