So you intend to donate your organs after your time but don't know how to go about it? Here's your chance.
Gift Your Organ Foundation has organised a three-day ‘Walk the Green Carpet' event at Mantri Mall, which began from Friday.
‘Carpet of life'
Giving details about the event, Sameer Dua, Founder and Chief Catalyst, told presspersons: “Green is the colour of nature and it symbolises self-respect, well-being and life. Walking the green carpet is symbolic to walking the carpet of life. Everyone who donates will be given a badge stating ‘Gift your organ – I have,' which they can proudly display." All the pledges received by the foundation would be registered with the Zonal Co-ordination Committee for Transplantation in Karnataka (ZCCK), he said.
Another event is planned on November 27 at Le Meridian for prominent personalities from different walks of life to ‘walk the green carpet' and pledge their organs.
Five million target
Mr. Dua said the organisation hoped to have five million registered pledges by January 2013.
“We want to dispel the myths associated with organ donation and spread awareness. We also want to work with hospitals to ensure that trained transplant coordinators are present in all healthcare facilities,” he said.