August 13, 2016 8:35:10 pm
Power, Coal and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal and his family have pledged to donate organs, Health Minister J P Nadda said on Saturday. “Congratulations and thanks to my friend Piyush Goyal for taking pledge of organ donation with family. His decision will surely motivate others,” Nadda tweeted. The Health Minister’s tweet was retweeted by Goyal. To mark the National Organ Donation Day on Saturday, BSF and CRPF personnel also pledged to donate their organs.
The government is taking various steps to simplify organ donation rules and procedures. Besides, the Health Ministry has launched the National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Registry. According to government data, India needs around 2 lakh kidney donations every year. But only 7,000-8,000 requirements are met. Over 2.5 lakh people in the country require organ transplantation in a year, but less than 10 per cent get timely help.
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