Aster CMI Hospital organizes Organ Donation Pledge Program
Bangalore, August 13, 2021: In keeping up with its commitment to save more lives, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore in association with Aster Volunteers organized the ‘Organ Donation Pledge Program’ today. As a part of this initiative, doctors, nurses, and staff from the hospital came forward to pledge their organs. The program was conducted on the occasion of World Organ Donation Day to encourage more people in society to come forward for this noble cause.
The program witnessed doctors narrating inspiring stories of donors and educating people on the importance of organ donation.
In India, there is a wide gap between the number of organs required and the organs available. Because of this, approximately half a million people die annually due to the unavailability of organs. End-stage organ failure causes nearly half a million deaths in India annually as well as untold misery to several patients who have to undergo dialysis. However, India has successfully developed kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, and small bowel (intestine) transplant programs in the public and private sector, while centers in India lead the way by innovating hand and uterus transplants.
Over the past decade, organ donation rates have increased more than tenfold across the country. The rate has gone up from 0.08 per million to more than 0.8 per million population, with several states recording donation rates of 3-4 per million population. Despite the increase, there is a minority of the population who are not aware of organ donation. There is a need to conduct various awareness campaigns and programs to educate the masses from grass root levels. Organ donation is the greatest gift of life; by donating organs you are saving the lives of many people. People should not be hesitated to come forward and pledge their organs. Be the change and bring the change.
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Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in multiple GCC states and is an emerging healthcare player in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. We have over 20,000 plus dedicated employees across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medicare” and “Access” brands.