Religious Leaders Urge People to Donate Eyes

by Kathy Jones on  August 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM Organ Donation News   - G J E 4
Religious leaders joined hands in India to dismiss the myth that people will be born blind in their next birth if they donate their eyes when they die.
 Religious Leaders Urge People to Donate Eyes
Religious Leaders Urge People to Donate Eyes

With the country facing a huge shortage of eyes for transplantation, the myth that people will be reborn blind if they donate their eyes is gathering popularity especially among villagers. However speaking at a press conference at Narayana Nethralaya, as part of National Eye Donation Fortnight, leaders of the three major religions in the country spoke out against the superstition.

Sri Sri Sri Balagangadhara Swamiji of the Adichunchanagiri Mutt, Sikh leader Baldev Singh and Sheikh Maulana Khallelur Rehman were present at the press conference with the later stating that people should not hesitate to donate their eyes.

"The Muslim community has come up with a fatwa in Saudi Arabia stating that organ donation is a noble deed of humanity and people should not hesitate in donating organs thinking of rebirth", he added.

Source: Medindia

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It is significant that 3 Hindu,Muslim and Sikh leaders have supported the noble cause of eye donation. We are very much lagging behind in this cause and depending on a small country like Sri Lanka for donated eyes.Is it not highly disgraceful to we crores of Indians?By keeping aside the superstitions,at least the so called educated community should come forward to give the precious vision to our 30 lakh bretheren who are striving in a murky darkness to get the donated eyes. Since 1981, I am trying to promote this cause and can send the detailed brochures in English,Hindi,Marathi and Gujarati by e-mail to interested persons. They can visit my blog too for information on this topic. My e-mail address - My blog - - S.V.Agashe,Thane,Maharashtra.
S.V.Agashe Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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