Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu Mr. Banwarilal Purohit launched 'Pledge for Life' campaign, a Kauvery Hospital initiative for organ donation awareness
Hon'ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. C.
Vijaya Baskar; Hon'ble Minister of Tourism, Thiru. Vellamandi N. Natarajan;
Hon'ble Minister for Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare, Thirumathi S.
Valarmathi and Thiru P. Kumar M.P. attended the event
July 2018, Tiruchirappalli: 'Pledge for
life', an organ
donation awareness campaign by Kauvery Hospital, was launched today by the
Honourable Governor of Tamil Nadu Mr.
The event was presided by the Hon'ble Minister for Health & Family
Welfare, Dr. C. Vijaya Baskar; Hon'ble Minister of Tourism, Thiru. Vellamandi
N. Natarajan; Hon'ble Minister for Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare,
Thirumathi S. Valarmathi and Thiru P. Kumar M.P., in the presence of Dr. Mr. Chandrakumar Sundarraju - Managing
Director, Kauvery Hospital and Dr. D.
Senguttuvan - Executive Director - Kauvery Hospital.
The cause of Organ Donation does not enjoy a
prominent place in the minds of people. This is evident in the extremely low
donation numbers in India and the lack of awareness on the process of organ
donation. Every year, there are only 12,000 donors for more than 1.5 lakh new
patients in the country who suffer from End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Most of the general population has no clue
about organ donation, and each year, thousands of people die while waiting for
At the event, Kauvery Hospital also felicitated
some families of donors who took the right decision to donate the organs of
their loved ones.
As a part of the Organ Donation campaign there
was a launch of the book, 'சிறுநீரக நலன் காப்போம்' (Save the Kidney) that gives insights
about the alternatives to dialysis and renal transplantation. The nobility of
organ donation of brain-dead persons, and how it benefits patients with kidney
diseases are beautifully narrated in the book for better awareness about
kidneys and the various ailments affecting it with information to live a
healthy and productive life.