Series of awareness events including poster competition, walkathon, Panel discussion on constraints in organ transplants and counselling planned.
With an objective of save thousands of lives, the CII-Yi Mysuru have joined hands with Apollo Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital, JSS Hospital and Narayana Multi Specialty Hospital to create awareness about organ donation.
As a run up to the main event which is scheduled on August 7 at JSS Hospital, various awareness programs will begin from July 30. During the campaign which was conducted in Bengaluru, more than 70 percent of people were ready to donate organs but they are not much aware about the procedural aspects said Event Chair Dr M D Ravi, Director, JSS Hospital.
Thousands of people die every year with end-stage organ failure. The only way they can have a new lease of life is by having an organ transplant. There is a critical shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patients waiting for a transplant is increasing said Dr Ravi.
Dr Naga Nischal C, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Chief of Medical Services, Columbia Asia Hospital said, the transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 heralded a significant change in the organ donation and transplantation scene in India.
Many of the states of India adopted the Act over the next few years, but there was hardly any focused work done towards furthering the deceased organ donation programme. In a few states, likeminded medical professionals and philanthropists came together to take the initiative forward.
Dr P Srinivasan, Nephrology, Apollo Hospital said across Karnataka more than 4,000 people have registered for want of kidney and other organs. There are people even after registering they are waiting for more than 10 years.
Dr N Muthukumar, Chairman, CII said that to create awareness about organ donation, CII-Yi will conduct poster competition for students on July 30. Over 200 students are expected to participate. The Theme will be based on “Life… Pass it on & Gift a Life”.
On July 31, a walkathon is organised from Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Palace North Gate, Mysuru and 3K Run from Chamundi Vihar Stadium via Zoo and back.
On August 7, awareness program for doctors on ‘Organ Transplant Implementation’ will be held at JSS Hospital between 3.30 pm and 5 pm.
Panel discussion on Constrains in Organ Transplants, Practical difficulties in Brain Death identification and counselling will be held. Later between 5 pm and 7 pm awareness program for Public. During the program experts will be briefing public about insight into various transplants, sharing of experience by donor and recipient, break the myths.
Industries interested to attend the program / register organ donors from their organisation can contact 9844785965 / 9986929988.