Source: Indian Express News
To spread awareness on the benefits of organ donation, the District Administration in association with Sewa-Sehyog — a federation of NGOs— has set up an eye and organ donation helpline booth at the Suvidha Centre in the District Courts complex. Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari inaugurated the project on Tuesday.
Addressing the gathering Tiwari said people in our society had accepted blood donation but organ donation was a cause which required greater awareness. Since a large number of people visit the Suvidha Centre every day it is an ideal venue to spread the message, he said. “The volunteers of Sewa Sehyog will be present at this booth on all working days to educate the public about different aspects of organ donation. Printed material will also be made available at the booth” said the president of Sewa Sehyog, Nilam Kapoor.
Dr B S Aulakh and Project Co-ordinator Ranjodh Singh said organs from a single donor can save or help as many as 50 people. “Human-to-human transplantation of organs has been accepted by doctors worldwide as the best line of treatment and often the only one. Organ transplantation has been one of the greatest advances of modern science that has resulted in many patients getting a renewed lease of life. A living person can donate organs, after natural death or after 'brain death'. After natural death only a few tissues can be donated (like cornea, bone, skin and blood vessels) whereas after brain death almost 37 different organs and tissues can be donated including critical organs such as kidneys, heart, liver and lungs,”said Dr Aulakh.