Dr. Ravi Wankhede of MOHAN Foundation Nagpur, gave an audio-visual talk on Organ Donation at Maa Sarvamayee Naagari Sahakari Path Sanstha Maryadit, Nagpur on 14th September. The event was organized by the Giants Group of Green City, Nagpur at jam packed Hall of Jai Jalaram Mangal Karyalaya, Hivri Layout, Nagpur East. Over 350 people were present on the occasion.
Dr. Wankhede gave a scenario of the people who wait endlessly for life saving organs. He particularly mentioned the requirement of over 2 lakh kidneys in a year in the country. He said about 5000 odd live donors from relatives or others is just not sufficient to meet the huge requirement. The alternative lies in getting kidneys and other organs such as liver, heart, lungs besides eyes and skin from patients who are declared Brain dead. He told the audience that such a practice is common in developed countries and also in the Tamil Nadu State of India. He emphasized the need to learn from the experience of Tamil Nadu, so that thousands of people in the city could benefit from such a noble act. He stressed on the point that all religions allow organ donation.
Dr. Ravi Wankhede who is a member of Rotary Club of Nagpur informed the audience that a Skin Bank would shortly be starting in Nagpur. This would be the fourth in the country, which would be a matter of pride for Nagpurian’s. He advised the audience that along with eyes, skin also could be donated to help people who have suffered severe burn injuries.