Mysore/Mysuru: As part of National Organ Donation Day, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, conducted organ donation drive at Rani Bahadur Auditorium at Manasagangothri campus in city recently. Awareness on the importance of organ donation was also created among the gathering on the occasion.
A host of guests at the event included Dinesh Kumar Swamiji, CSI/KSD Bishop Rt. Reverend Hemachandra Kumar, Paediatrician and Medical Director of Al Ansaar Hospital, Sera Mey Head Abott Geshe Tashi Tsering and Rotary Mysore President Rtn. Arun R. Belawadi. The guests spoke about the importance of organ donation and stressed the importance of a healthy life. They also spoke in length about the beliefs surrounding organ donation and broke the myths surrounding the same.
“For many in the end-stage organ diseases, organ transplantation is the most preferred treatment. The need for organ transplantation is higher than the availability. Hence, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, has come forward to create awareness regarding organ donation,” said Dr. V. Yashavanth Kumar, Consultant Hepato Biliary & Liver Transplant Surgeon, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru.
“Right now, more than 1,00,000 people in India need a multiorgan transplant and every year, around 1,000 people die waiting to find an organ donor. The need for donors has never been greater. Organ transplantation is one of the most miraculous achievements of modern Medical Science. But, it depends entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others” said Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa, Chief Gastroenterologist & Head of Institute of Gastroenterology, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru.
“Thousands of people die every year with end stage organ failure. The only way they can have a new lease of life is by having an organ transplant. One donor can give life to a minimum of 8 people. There is a critical shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patients waiting for a transplant is increasing,” said Dr. Srinivas Nalloor, Chief Nephrologist and Head, Department of Nephrology, Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru.
N.G. Bharateesha Reddy, Vice-President & Unit Head of Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, who also spoke, said: “Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, is a Multi-organ Transplant Centre in the region. We have successfully conducted many transplants and Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, is thankful for the donors. People travel from all over Karnataka and places outside to get these transplants done at Mysuru. Mysureans need not go outside the city as we are backed with state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled Doctors.”
Apollo BGS Hospitals, Mysuru, has been offering the most advanced medical outcomes for patients in its region. Holding NABH & NABL accreditation with multi-organ transplant license, it has also been offering better chances of survival and treatment options in case of any medical emergency with full-fledged emergency & ICU facilities. The Hospital has shown exemplary performances in terms of Clinical & Service excellence with state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled consultants on board providing round-the-clock access.
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