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Organ donation should be made more vibrant: Air Marshal

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Bangalore, June 21 (UNI) Cadaver organ donation should be made more vibrant and effective to meet the acute shortage of organs to treat those with organ diseases, Training Command IAF Air Officer C-in-C, Air Marshal G S Chaudhry said today.

Speaking at the symposium on 'Non Livig Organ Donation and Transplant', organised by Armed Forces Organ Retrieval and Transplant Authority (AORTA) at Command Hospital here, he said time had come that people should take their own decision on cadaver organ donation as it might hurt the family of a brain dead person to agree for such donation.

Air Marshal, however, cautioned that donated organs should be safeguarded from being misused. ''We cannot close our eyes to corruption that can creep in,'' he added.

The newly launched AORTA would run and oversee all the activities related to non living donar organ transplant programme in armed forces.

The Command Hospital here, a nodal centre for AORTA in the South aimed to create awareness and enthusiasm among its clientele for deceased organ donation and organ transplantation.

Delhi's Army Hopsital (research and referral) senior advisor Air Commodore A Bhel said the hospital had received organs from ten brain dead people and successfully transplanted some in the hospital and donated the others.

UNI

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