Delhi Daredevils team along with Gautam Gambhir pledge to donate organs at Fortis Healthcare’s initiative
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New Delhi: Fortis Healthcare, the official Healthcare partner for Team Delhi Daredevils today organized a special event celebrating the ‘Spirit of Giving’ and to raise awareness around the cause of Cadaver Organ Donation. Special guest, Cricketer Gautam Gambhir was present along with other team members of Delhi Daredevils and team officials.
Other guests included Dr Avnish Seth, Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT), Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Fortis Memorial Research Institute and Col. Harinder Chehal, COO, NCR Region, Fortis Healthcare. The highlight of the event was a sport psychology team engagement exercise conducted by Dr Parikh and the Fortis mental health team with the players.
On the Occasion, Gautam Gambhir, Daredevils Ex- capitain said, “I want to request everyone to become an organ donor. I myself am an organ donor. The ability to help someone to live a better life is the best feeling in the world. Organ donation reflects humanity’s capability to give another life after we have lived our own. It is an initiative which is very close to my heart and I urge everyone to become an organ donor. I am happy to be a part of Fortis ‘More to Give’ initiative”.
Speaking to Ten News, Dr. Avnish Seth, Director, Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant (Fort) said, “India as a country has a celebrated and respected culture of giving. To put others’ needs in front of one’s own desires is something that is truly Indian. But this culture of giving is not reflected in the area of organ donation, because of lack of awareness and socio-cultural norms.The demand for organ transplantation has rapidly increased all over the world during the past decade due to the increased incidence of vital organ failure, the rising success and greater improvement in post-transplant outcome.”