Bollywood stars help in 16,500% increase in organ donation pledges
Organ donation is a critical need in India as it helps save lives. A large country like India has always been in desperate shortage of organs.
However, lack of awareness has come in the way of people donating the organs of their loved ones after death.
There is some good news now.
As per a recent report by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), more people are coming forward to pledge their organs after death.
The numbers have risen dramatically from 9,000 to 15 lakh
This is because many movie stars have come forward to pledge their organs for donation, motivating others to follow suit.
These are actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, and Nana Patekar, and writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Here are some more popular actors that have taken the pledge to donate their organs.
• Aamir Khan has pledged all his organs for donation.
• Priyanka Chopra has also pledged all her organs for donation.
• Salman Khan is the first Bollywood actor to pledge the donation of his bone marrow.
• Sonakshi Sinha has also taken the pledge to donate her eyes.