Jalandhar, August 13, 2019: In order to commemorate International Organ Donation Day, the Deputy Commissioner and President of District Red Cross Society Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma today felicitated a youngster for doing commendable work to generate awareness regarding Organ Donation in the district.
Handing over the appreciation letter to the family members of class 10th student Aadit Mittal, who was the grandson of Chairman Lovely Professional University Ramesh Mittal and son of Director of Lovely group Amit Mittal, the Deputy Commissioner lauded the role played by Aadit and his younger brother Ayaan Mittal in sensitizing the people on this issue. Sharma said that through this initiative both the youngsters were serving the humanity with real zeal and passion at a tender age. He said that these youth could act as source of inspiration for their peers to contribute generously towards such noble cause.
Extending best wishes to the youth for their unprecedented social service, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration would extend fulsome support and cooperation to them in this unique initiative aimed at well being of people. Sharma said that he had already asked the Education department to embark a special campaign to apprise the students about the importance of organ donation. He said that thrust would be laid to inform the students that in the process of Organ Donation healthy organs and tissues could be transplanted from one person, whether alive or dead, into another person suffering from ailment or disease.
The Deputy Commissioner said that it was a known fact that most organ and tissue donation takes place when the donor has died adding that but some organs and tissues could be donated while the donors were alive. He said that as per the experts’ organs from one donor could save around 50 precious lives. Sharma said that people of all ages could donate their organs like Kidneys, Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Intestines, Lungs, Skin, Cornea, Bone, Bone Marrow and others.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner accompanied by Ramesh Mittal and Amit Mittal also launched the booklets for awareness campaign related to Organ Donations.
Secretary of District Red Cross Society Paramjit Singh and others were also present on the occasion.