Organ donation can help save lives. Over 400 people, including teenagers, have registered to donate their organs during a campaign organized by Saroj Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi. Under the campaign on organ donation (CORD) which was kicked off in June, 2015, the organ donors and the hospital authorities have also urged the Government to incorporate organ donation in their school curriculum.
Himanshi Chawla, program lead of CORD and a senior authority at Saroj Super Specialty Hospital, said, "We have successfully registered 460 organ donors during our campaign. Meeting our first objective of registering an average of three donors per day has been met. This symbolizes a significant change towards greater understanding and acceptance of organ donation among the masses of Delhi NCR."
Chawla further added, "In the second quarter we will focus on spreading awareness in schools, colleges, universities, corporate, PSU's etc through extensive use of conventional and social media, community mobilization and participatory social movements."
Dr. P.K.Bhardwaj, medical director of Saroj Super Specialty Hospital said, "The need for organ donors has never been greater; virtually anyone can become a donor. Donor's medical condition determines what organs and tissues can be donated for transplant. One organ donor can save up to eight lives."