Lok Sabha Parliamentary Q & A on Organ Donation & Transplantation
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2731
ANSWERED ON 09.12.2011
CADAVER ORGAN DONATION
2731. Shri PARTAP SINGH BAJWA
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
(a) the percentage of cadaver organ donations taking place in the country;
(b) whether the Ministry and public health bodies have undertaken any programmes to bring awareness and encourage cadaver organ donations; and
(c) if so, the details along with the achievement made as result thereof?
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTR OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
(a): Health being a State subject, data is not maintained centrally.
(b) & (c): The 6th World and first Indian Organ Donation Day were celebrated last year i.e., November, 2010. The 2nd Indian Organ Donation Day was organised at AIIMS, New Delhi on 28th November, 2011 to emphasize and spread the message of Organ Donation among the public. Organ donation awareness workshops have been held at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pudducherry, Kolkata and Ahmedabad during 2011 for increasing the awareness among the public for organ donation.