Yavatmal students initiate organ donation awareness drive
Yavatmal (Maha) : Nearly 600 people here have registered for an organ donation programme launched by a city-based college, an official has said.
“We have also got registration of 700 persons for eye-donation programme,” project coordinator Prof Dhanshyam Darne, of Yavatmal’s College of Social Works, said.
“We could get 12 bodies during the last two years which were donated to Government Medical College, Yavatmal,” Darne said, adding that seven eye donations were also made during the period.
The college has taken up the task to make people aware about organ donation in co-operation with Mumbai-based Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani foundation, he said.
They are sending students door-to-door to create mass awareness about the importance of organ donation, Darne said adding that they have been staging street plays to achieve the goal.
They also plan to highlight the cause at the pandals of the upcoming Ganesh and Durga festivals.
They would also hold a special function in the college premises tomorrow, which is observed as the ‘Organ Donation Day’ in the country.