MFJCF sponsored programme on organ donation for villages was broadcast on 101.2 AIR. All India Radio’s program for villages, Gram Bharti, features discussions on various social, cultural, economic and agricultural topics in the local Rajasthani language. AIR has almost 4000-5000 live listeners via their mobile app, and via radio it covers 70% area of Rajasthan accounting for more than 50,000 live listeners.
MFJCF’s program on organ donation is played during Gram Bharti. In the program, a short drama on Angdaan which showcases the essence of organ donation is played in the first segment. At the end of drama the toll free organ donation helpline number 1800 103 7100 is shared with the listeners.
The broadcast on 19th February 2022 at 7pm, featured Mr Samiir Halady, Organ recipient as the guest speaker. He answered various questions related to organ transplantation including:
Why did you have to opt for dialysis?
How did you get to know about organ donation and how did you decided to wait for organ donation?
What were the problems you faced while waiting for kidneys?
How did your life change after transplant? Was there a difference between living with dialysis and living after organ transplant?
Advise for listeners?
Towards the end, Mr. Samiir Halady encouraged the listeners to talk about organ donation with their family and friends, and support the cause. He also thanked SBI Foundation and SBI Cards for their support in promoting the cause.