13 August marks as the World Organ Donation Day. Motivating rational human beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and spreading awareness about the importance of organ donation is the main aim of this day.
Donating an organ is the act of gifting and saving the life of someone and do you know one organ donor can save up to eight lives.
On world Organ Donation day ODISHA, CM Naveen Patnaik awarded three families from Puri, Ganjam, and Khurda districts with the Suraj award. Rani Patra from Digapahandi, Suchitra Das from Bhubaneswar, and Rajlaxmi Das of Delang are the awardees.
In November 2019, to recognize Bhanjanagar boy, “Suraj” who saved six people’s lives by donating his organ, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced an award on his name as “SURAJ AWARD”.
The Bhanjanagar youth Suraj died in a road accident and after his death, he donates his organs and saves six lives.
From Naveen’s voice, “Suraj is an inspiration for all of us and shines bright as the sun, even after his death. He and the awardees today are living examples of humanity and service to the community”.
Odisha Legislative Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro, Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, and MLA Pradip Maharathi have attended the award ceremony, which took place on video conferencing as well as the awardees with their family member.
As per the report, the current organ donation rate is abysmal in India – 0.86 per million as compared to 46.9 Spain’s and America’s 31.96 per million. If India could reach a 1 per million donation rate, it would almost meet current demands for organs.
The cost of coronavirus disease has severely affected patients who need organ transplants. The organ transplantation program was temporarily suspended during the lockdown as a measured spread of the COVID-19.
There are so many people in India suffering from end-stage organ failure and died because of couldn’t found the donor. Let’s create awareness among people about organ donation to save lives in schools, social media, press notes, and TV.
Written By SOMANATH SAHU
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