Campaign launched to promote South Asian organ donation

Toronto Star

Shilpa Raju was given a brand new lease on life in 2012 when she discovered an appropriate — and extra essential, prepared — donor for a double lung transplant for most cancers.

Nevertheless, not everyone seems to be as lucky because the Toronto epidemiologist, particularly these in want of organ and tissue donations within the South Asian group the place cultural and non secular beliefs forestall many from placing their names on the donation registry.

To counter these myths and encourage donors to return ahead, the Council of Businesses Serving South Asians (CASSA) has launched the by partnering with greater than 40 group teams to teach and higher inform South Asians by means of schooling boards and a media blitz.

“We have to tackle myths and misconceptions round organ and tissue donation by way of schooling and significant group engagement,” Neethan Shan, CASSA’s government director, informed a information convention this week. Continue reading