Organ donation awareness program @CARE Visakhapatnam

Organ Donation Day is observed on 13th August every year. On this occasion, CARE Vizag conducted its third organ donation awareness program from 8th to 13th August. CARE Vizag started organ transplants in 2010 and has now completed 200 kidney transplants, 15 liver transplants and also performed the first cadaver heart transplant in Andhra Pradesh in 2012, becoming the sixth city in India to do so. The awareness activities aimed at motivating people to pledge their organs, while dispelling myths and fears of what is indeed a noble gesture. Other initiatives included launching of a Donor Pledge Card, in association with Jeevandan, Andhra Pradesh, with requests to individuals to register for organ donation, as well as staging of plays and talks by senior consultants to educate the community.

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