L. J. Institute of Pharmacy organized a webinar on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day
In India, when there is a debate going on about organ donation, L.J.Institute of Pharmacy and Shatayu-The Gift of Life, NGO organized an online webinar on the topic of 'Donate organs-save life' to *spread awareness about the importance of organ donation in the society on the occasion of Indian Organ Donation Day (which is celebrated every year on 27th November by Govt. of India) In which more than 100 students and teachers of B.Pharm. Participated.
Talking about this, Mrs. Bhavnaben Chhabria, Chief Executive Officer of Shatayu gave the information about the process of organ donation and the importance of organ donation. She said that " India donates the least number of organs in the world. Donation rate is less than 1 per million people in India ". According to a survey " Every 15 minutes a new name appears in the organ waiting list in India which shows that there is an urgent need for this in our country".
India lags behind due to reasons like lack of public awareness, religious superstitions, social prejudices, mental fears etc. Spain donates the most organs in the world where everyone is considered an organ donor. Organs like heart, eyes, kidneys, pancreas, lungs are donated now. Now hand and skin transplants are also possible. Organ donation in India is regulated by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO)