Bengal Organ Donation Society

I had recently pledged all my organs with the guidance of the Bengal Organ Donation Society. To exponentially increase awareness in Kolkata, the above image can be used as a guiding theme for upcoming Durga Puja Pandals in the city.

Organ donation means that an organ is transferred from the body of one person to that of another person. This is done by a process called transplantation. The quality of life of the person who receives the organ is improved to various degrees. It is important for people to be aware that donating an organ or tissue changes the life of a fellow human being.

India has a fairly well developed corneal donation programme; however, donation after brain death has been relatively slow to take off. Most of the transplants done in India are living related or unrelated transplants. To curb organ commerce and promote donation after brain death the government enacted a law called “The Transplantation of Human Organs Act” in 1994 that brought about a significant change in the organ donation and transplantation scene in India.

All major religions accept organ donation in at least some form on either utilitarian grounds (i.e., because of its life-saving capabilities) or deontological grounds (e.g., the right of an individual believer to make his or her own decision).

You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it. Please contact us

सुभाषित & Quotes

शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम्

“…it is said that the soul is invisible…knowing this you should not grieve for the body.”
Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2:25

“Of all the things that it is possible to donate, to donate your own body is infinitely more worthwhile.” The Manusmruti

Leave a legacy of life. Recycle yourself. Be the reason someone lives. Be a hero. Be an organ donor.

 

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