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Jeevandan and Yashoda Hospitals organizes organ donation pledge drive
July 1, 2017
Jeevandan and Yashoda Group of Hospitals organized a special drive to promote and create awareness of organ donation on Saturday. Tollywood film actor Akkineni Nagarjuna is the star of the day and he has set an example by himself taking the pledge of donating his organs after his death. He said that it is time that we give up superstitions and accept the scientific developments in regard to health care services.
Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Health Minister C Laxma Reddy said that there is a huge gap between the patients who need transplant and the availability of organs in our country. He said that the organ donation rate in our county is a mere 0.36 per million. Dr GS Rao, MD, Yashoda Group of Hospitals asked Hyderabadis to make the City of Superheroes by signing up the organ donation forms.
The occasion was used as an opportunity by organ donation receiving families to felicitate the organ donors. The hospital Management used the opportunity to donate a state-of-the-art ambulance to the State government.