LUCKNOW: Governor Anandiben Patel on Friday urged doctors and students to popularise organ donation as it helps in saving valuable lives.
Addressing the 18th convocation ceremony of the King George’s Medical University, the Governor said, “If someone in a family comes to a situation when doctors say a patient cannot be saved but his organs can give life to someone, the family should give consent for organ donation.”
She recalled how her younger sister’s organs helped save lives. “Doctors told me that 80% of her brain had died and there was no chance of recovery. I asked them to retrieve organs and transplant them to needy patients. Her organs saved three lives,” she said.
Urging students and faculty members to spread awareness, she said: “Through organ donation, your family members can live after death. Doctors should also encourage people for organ donation.”
She also honoured the family members of donors.
“I saw on TV that a Chinese boy, aged 12, had brain cancer. On death bed, he asked his parents to donate his organs. This shows even children have developed the sense how organ donation can help someone,” she said.
She said cases of Covid-19 were rising in other countries but the situation in India was under control due to vaccines and the hard work of doctors and paramedical staff. “Indian scientists worked hard to develop a vaccine in less than a year. Similar research should be done at KGMU,” the Governor said.
She praised KGMU upgradation in its 118 years’ history, saying that the university was using modern technologies, performing organ transplants, and adopting TB patients. “Due to constant upgradation, KGMU is known across the world,” she added.

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