India ranks 3rd in world for organ transplantation, says Minister
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that India now ranks third in the world in organ transplantation, only behind USA and China as per the data available on the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) website.
While addressing the 12th Indian Organ Donation Day, the Health Minister said that “Jeete ji Raktdaan, Marne ke baad Angadaan” should be the motto of our life.”
Mandaviya explaining the importance of organ donation said, “Our culture puts emphasis on “Shubh” and “Laabh” where individual well-being is rooted with the greater good of the community. It is my honour to be participating in 12th Indian Organ Donation Day, a day which is celebrated for the noble cause of organ donation. Since the year 2010, Indian Organ Donation Day is being celebrated every year to commemorate the contributions made to society by dead donors and their families.”
He added said that the organ donation rate has increased about four times as compared to 2012-13.