Adani Electricity Leads Organ Pledge Drive With MOHAN Foundation

Mumbai: Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) along with Adani Foundation and MOHAN Foundation, launched ‘Jeevan Amrut – The Sweetest Gift of Life’, a programme to create awareness about the importance of organ donation.

The ‘Jeevan Amrut’ awareness programme encourages people to make a pledge to  donate their organs to save lives of people in need of it. Compared to countries like Spain, Portugal, the United States and several others, India has a very low organ donation rate. This could change if more people step up to donate transplantable organs.

In Mumbai, more than 500 AEML employees took the organ donation pledge. Launching the ‘Jeevan Amrut’ programme, Chairperson of the Adani Foundation Dr Priti Adani also signed the life-saving pledge.

“Our low organ donation rate means that half a million Indians die because they cannot get a transplant – although organs are available. “This is a disturbing and depressing reality, as these are needless deaths. I am sure that we, as a nation with a glorious tradition of giving and caring, can do much better,” said Dr Priti.

“If we are to save more lives, we need a significant mindset change across the nation,” she added.

“Most people are still hesitant to donate their organs – and this hesitation
stems from all kinds of fears, myths and misconceptions. We need to do more to dispel these baseless doubts and anxieties – and, in this, I am humbled by the relentless efforts made by organisations like the MOHAN Foundation to educate and motivate people to pledge their organs,” said Dr Priti.

“A lot of work needs to be done. India is struggling with demand supply gap in organs,” said Pallavi Kumar, Executive Director, MOHAN Foundation. “As a result, many die while on the waiting list. Many states need to be helped to start this lifesaving programme and it requires the coming together of multiple stakeholders like the government, the hospitals, NGOs like ours and institutions like Adani to make it happen,” she added.

“We at Adani Electricity are privileged to be associated with such a noble cause,” said Kandarp Patel, MD, Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML). “Many of my colleagues have come forward to pledge to donate their organs.  Since AEML touches the lives of 3 million consumers on a daily basis, I am confident that we can spread the message on organ donation across Mumbai on a large scale and save precious lives,” said Patel.

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