ROTTO PGI reiterates its commitment on World Organ Donation Day

Chandigarh, August 13, 2020: Regional Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO) PGIMER reiterated its commitment to help those in-waiting recipients by promoting the noble cause of Organ Donation and endorsed the need for public education and community engagement to save precious lives on the occasion of World Organ Donation Day here at PGIMER today.
To mark the day, ROTTO PGIMER collaborated with PGI Nurses Welfare Association and launched a week long social media campaign to motivate people to pledge for organ donation.
An interesting and engaging poster making competition was also held alongside to garner traction for the cause which got enthusiastic response.
Lauding the initiatives , Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER stated, “The basic premise of observing World Organ Donation Day is to initiate the much needed conversation in the society to dispel myths & misconceptions and disseminate correct information to promote the noble cause of Organ Donation. These initiatives definitely help in boosting the transplantation activity in the region and thereby, contribute to saving those terminally ill organ failure patients.”
Prof. (Dr.) Vipin Koushal, Addl. Medical Superintendent & Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGIMER stated, “Till date, the organs transplanted as well as shared with other hospitals by PGIMER include Kidney: 4155 (Live 3731; Cadaver 424); Liver:76 (52 transplanted here and 24 shared with other hospitals) Heart:16 (6 transplanted here and 10 shared with other hospitals) ; Pancreas:25 and Cornea:8037.
Hitika Thakur, President, PGI Nurses Welfare Association, feeling elated with the response to the campaign, shared, “The intent of the campaign was to engage with community and medical fraternity in particular and motivate them to pledge for organ donation through infotainment activities. Going by the response, we will further broadbase the campaign through multiple social media platforms to maximise outreach about the cause.”

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