Call upon all Indians to pledge to donate organs and save lives: JP Nadda

New Delhi : While noting that donating organs is a gift of life and is an altruistic, egalitarian and essentially moral act, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda urged people to come forward and donate organs to save lives.

Speaking at a function organised by Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti (DDDS) here, he stated that organ donation can benefit the recipient largely by improving health, quality and span of his life and even save him from death or other critical conditions.

The Samiti organised a dialogue on framing of the protocol to develop respect for donated cadavers and the families of cadaver donors amongst the medical teaching community.

Speaking on the occasion, the Health Minister urged the participants to list down the solutions that will encourage organ and body donation and assured that the Government will not delay its implementation.

He further said that the Ministry has started taking concrete steps for harvesting of cadaver organs and tissues and hope that the government will be able to optimally utilise this vast national resource.

Elaborating his ideas, Nadda said that the benefits of initiatives should reach out to every nook and corner of the country and should not be limited to cities only.

He further added the demand for organs continue to increase manifold in future keeping in view the increased incidence of lifestyle diseases. So, there is a need to create a system for improving the rate of safe, effective and ethical donation of cadaver organs for transplantation in those who need them badly. (ANI)