Patna: The women wing of the Marwari Committee in Patna on Saturday took out a rally to spread awareness about organ donation saying each donated body has the potential of saving or helping 50 patients who are in need of different organs to survive.
The rally consisting of 200 members of the committee began at the College of Commerce in Kankarbagh and after giving oath to donate their organs after their death to the students of the college, it went over the Rajendra Nagar over-bridge where it concluded with speeches by a number of committee members, each highlighting the need for organ donation.
Speaking on the occasion, committee president Nina Motani said that organ donation was the biggest donation because it helps save 50 individuals while giving lives to many others. Each year, over five lakh people die prematurely in want of healthy organs. For a demand of 50,000 liver annually, only 750 are readily available. Similarly, with the need of 6000 hearts each year, the number available is a meagre 100.
"If we could raise awareness about the need for organ donation, we would be able to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year," she said.
Similar rally was taken out in 15 states by the women's wing of the Marwari Committee, Secretary Sumita Chavchharia said.
Others to speak on the occasion included Kesari Agrawal, Usha Tibrewal, and others.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS