Sankara Eye Hospital, participated in an event by Young Indians- CII and various other hospitals where doctors across hospitals united together for the campaign "Gift an Organ" which is to spread the importance of organ donation.There is a huge shortage of organs in India and patients die while on the waiting list as they do not get an organ on time. A brain-dead person's organs can give a new lease of life to at least nine patients suffering from organ failure.There is a need to promote cadaver or deceased organ donation rather than relying on living donors in order to avoid the risk of commercial trading of organs and also to avoid the inherent risk to the health of the living donor.A curated panel discussion saw transplants specialists discuss aspects and suggest advocacy changes including use of technology to ensure optimum organ retrieval transplant.
1. Dr. Anand Balasubramaniam, Sankara Eye Hospital (Corneal)
2. Dr. Kishore GSB, Sakra Hospital (Liver)
3. Dr. Olithselvan, Manipal Hospital (Liver)
4. Dr. Bhaskar B.V. BGS Hospital (Heart)
5. Dr. Vishwanath S, Manipal Hospital (Renal)
6. Dr. Vivek Jawali, Fortis Hospital (Heart)
Speaking on the initiative, Dr Anand Balasubramaniam, Sankara Eye Hospital Bengaluru said “Miracles Cannot Cure the Blind. On the threshold of the Independence day let us pledge to ensure that every Indian is aware to Gift An Organ and together eliminate 1 million who are completely blind from corneal blindness.”Laeeq Ali, Chapter Chair CII - Young Indians Bengaluru expressed “Bengaluru has been in the forefront as silicon capital and entrepreneurship capital. We at Young Indians will work with all hospitals to encourage 100000 Bengalurueans to pledge to Gift an Organ”.The day also witnessed transgenders from Sangama come forward to innovatively carry forward the messages of organ donation.
About Sankara Eye Hospital:
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik.Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com)
About Young Indians Bangalore
Young Indians are professionals and volunteers who under the banner of Confederation of Indian Industry work on various projects of Nation Building. Among the social projects they focus on is Gift An Organ which looks to make a difference by encouraging organ donation and saving lives across India (www.yibangalore.com)