Saturday, October 21, 2017

National Organ Donation Awareness Program

We are organizing National  Organ Donation Awareness Program  on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day under aegis of NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization ), under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, in association with Safdarjang Hospital and VMMC, North Zone Urology Society of India ,Udai India Knowledge Tree and Delhi Medical Association, on 22 October at Constitutional club of India,Mabalankar Auditorium, New Delhi. Timing- 9am - 12 noon.

This is the initiative of North Zone Urology Society of India(NZ-USI) to create awareness among general population along with capacity building measures to strengthen organ transplant program in India, in collaboration with NOTTO.

A huge gap exists between the patients who need organ transplants and the availability of potential donors in our country. Average life expectancy of India's population is increasing and problems like diabetes, one of the main causes of kidney failure, are expected to rise, creating greater demand for organ donations. There is an urgent need to promote organ donation and dispel the myths and misconceptions that surround organ donation.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has implemented Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 which was subsequently amended in 2011. The purpose of the act is to develop a system of Organ Transplantation for therapeutic purposes and to prevent commercial dealings in Organs. 

This program will spread awareness about deceased Organ Donation and will dispel the myths and misconceptions regarding Organ Donation. This program also envisages to review the current status of Organ Donation and Transplantation and felicitate Organ Donors & their families. We have invited Dharam Gurus of all religions to spread the noble message of Organ Donation in general population.

Around 800-1000  people representing all sections of society will participate in this event.

Many eminent persons are coming - Swami Ram Dev, Swami Chidanand Saraswati(Parmarth Niketan), Ajmer-e-sharif  Dargah Chief, Shri Prem Ji Goyal (Senior RSS leader), Shri Shyam Jaju( National Vice President BJP) Union Minister of state of Health and Family Welfare , Smt Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of  State of Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, Shri Manoj Tiwari ( Delhi BJP president).

We request you to join this program and spread this information among your members to attend this program to create awareness about organ donation in case of brain death and to know more from Dharam gurus about organ donation.


Dr. Anil Goyal                                                                             
Organizing Co-Chairman                                                           
M.S MCh DNB(Uro)                                                                      
Member- Delhi Medical Council 

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