Tribute to Organ Donors and their Families on National Organ Donation Day

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Organ Donation News
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The iconic century-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) railway station, was illuminated in Bright Green on Monday and will also be lit up today, India’s National Organ Donation day, to highlight the cause of organ donation that is conventionally represented by a Green ribbon. It symbolises hope for all those waiting for a second chance at life through transplantation. It reminds us of the men, women and children who have died waiting for a life-saving organ. Most importantly, it conveys our gratitude to Organ Donors and their families for giving the supreme gift of all - the gift of life.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) Railway Station


This initiative has been undertaken by MOHAN (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation and SBI Foundation, the CSR arm of SBI, who have partnered with each other through the “Gift Hope, Gift Life”

Presently more than a million Indians suffering from end stage organ failure and less than 10% are able to get timely help. One of the main reasons for the long wait on the waiting list to receive a life-saving organ is attributed to lack of awareness that organ donation is possible after brain death, even though public awareness levels have been improving over the years.

An information booth was setup by the Foundation for two days, inside the busy station that is a UNESCO World heritage site and sees an average footfall of around 6.3 lakh passengers per day.

Given the fact that India has an abysmal organ donation rate of 0.8 per million population, ranking amongst the lowest in the world, there is a greater need for sensitizing the public and importantly, encourage them to have a discussion with their loved ones about their wish.


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