The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) has dedicated the year 2020 to promoting organ donation across the country.
Dr. Alpesh Gandhi, President, FOGSI, has appealed to all the citizens of India to pledge for organ donation and to also inspire others to donate their organs. “We have created a link for registration of organ donors. The form can be used for the donation of all organs and tissues, including the uterus. More than 1000 people have already taken the pledge,” Dr. Gandhi said.
Given the Covid 19 lockdown, taking organ donation online is an important task. FOGSI’s drive has the full support of National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) and State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (SOTTO).
The organ donation site itself was inaugurated during a conference with Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Health Minister, Government of India. “Almost 80,000 people die in road accidents and organ donation can save many precious lives. Statistics tell us that if we pursue the course of organ donation in the right direction, with the right perspective and spirit, there is no doubt that we can achieve great success,” the Minister said.
FOGSI has always been ahead in being responsible towards the society. In March 2019, the organisation conducted free camps where over 70,000 women police and CRPF officials across India were screened as part of their nationwide cervical and breast cancer evaluation. More recently, they provided 500 sanitizers to the Cyberabad Police as their contribution to ensure the safety of the cops.
Dr. Atul Ganatra, Vice-President, FOGSI, said, “One donor can save up to eight lives by organ donation and heal up to 50 through tissue donation. FOGSI is dedicating the year 2020 to enlisting as many organ donors as possible. We will have camps every 15 days and hope to reach 10000 people this year.”
One can visit http://alturl.com/gjhht to pledge the organs.