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Govt taking steps to increase organ donation in country: Mansukh Mandaviya

Government has taken several steps for increasing organ donations in the country says the Union Health Minister

Govt taking steps to increase organ donation in country: Mansukh Mandaviya

Mansukh Mandaviya. Tribune file



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New Delhi, August 3

Over 15,000 organ donations are now made annually in the country as compared to 5,000 in 2013, Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday.

"There cannot be a greater service to humanity than giving life to another person," he said at the 13th Indian Organ Donation Day (IODD) ceremony here.

The ceremony was held to felicitate families who decided to donate organs of their loved ones, to spread awareness on deceased organ donation and recognise the contribution of medical professionals working in the field of organ donation and transplantation.

Addressing the gathering, Mandaviya said it is important to recognise and appreciate the contribution of all the people who have been part of this endeavour.

"In 2013, around 5,000 people came forward to donate their organs. Now there are over 15,000 organ donors annually," he said.

He said the government has taken several steps for increasing organ donations in the country and the age limit of 65 years for donating organs has been removed.

The government, he said, is committed to bringing in more policies and reforms to popularise organ donation in the country.

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