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Chief Minister of Delhi and Leading Doctors Sign Pledge on Organ Donation

by Pallavi on April 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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Chief Minister of Delhi and Leading Doctors Sign Pledge on Organ Donation

MOHAN Foundation (Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network) a not-for-profit organisation yesterday successfully launched its first fundraiser in the capital to create awareness about organ donation. 

Every year close to six lakh people die in India due to organ failure. Conversely with 70% of Indias 1.4 lakh accident victims diagnosed as brain dead every year the country has 80000 potential organ donors. Yet organs from only about 120 are retrieved making the percentage of cadaver donations a dismal 0.08 per million of the population. 

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The fundraiser showed the trailer from Anand Gandhis latest award winning film The Ship of Theses that focuses on the importance of organ donation. Leading doctors from Delhi's renowned hospitals showed solidarity by singing popular Bollywood numbers from the 60s and 70s like Jaaiye aap kahan jaayenge Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si etc. to thunderous applause from the audience. 

Some of the prominent doctors present on the occasion included Dr. A.S. Soin Chief Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgeon Chairman Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine Medanta - The Medicity Dr. Samiran Nundy Chairman Surgical Gastro and Liver Transplant Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Prof. Anupam Sibal Group Medical Director Apollo Hospitals Group etc..  
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The Chief Minister of Delhi Mrs. Sheila Dixit dropped in and signed the Pledge Board along with the other luminaries present at the event.  

Talking on the occasion Dr Sunil Shroff Managing Trustee of THE MOHAN Foundation said that Events such as this helped people realize the importance of such causes and helped build positive will about organ donation.  

  About the MOHAN Foundation: 

A not-for-profit non-governmental organization started to promote organ donation in 1997 in Chennai by philanthropists and medical professionals led by Dr. Sunil Shroff. It is a registered NGO with Income Tax exemption under Section 80G and 35AC and has offices in Chennai Hyderabad Visakhapatnam Coimbatore Chandigarh Delhi NCR Bengaluru and USA. MOHAN Foundation was started by a group of like-minded and concerned medical and non-medical professionals committed to increasing the reach of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act. 

For further details please contact:   MOHAN Foundation: Pallavi Kumar   Mob: 9818806706   Email : pallavi@mohanfoundation.org 

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