PLEASE SAVE ME FROM ORGAN THIEVES
Pledge your organs to save children from the clutches of organ traffickers.
31st JAN | 10 AM - 1 PM
ST. XAVIERS COLLEGE, MUMBAI
India has among the lowest rates of organ donation in the world at 0.5 donor per million population, which is far less compared to over 30 donors per million in some western countries. On an average, five lakh Indians die every year unable to get an organ transplant in time due to the shortage of organs.
The skewed balance between the demand for organs for transplant and organ donors in India has created the black market of organs run by organ traffickers. The price of this imbalance is paid by poor children and young adults from remote areas. Every year, thousands of vulnerable children die a gruesome death to fulfill the ever increasing demand for organs.
In order to bring youth's attention towards this heinous and inhumane nexus of organ trafficking, Harmony Foundation is organizing Youth Against Organ Trafficking Conclave in Mumbai on 31st Jan 2020 at the prestigious St. Xavier's College. Join us and listen to international experts discuss the impact of Organ Donations on Organ Trafficking and get a chance to pledge your organs to save children from the clutches of organ traffickers.
Senior Journalist and prominent media personality
Dr. Madhu Chopra
A trained medical professional and mother of Priyanka Chopra, a celebrated Bollywood actress.
Ms. Raveena Tandon
A National Award winning actor working to create public awareness on organ donation by having pledged to do so herself.
Ms. Jaya Jairam
Project Manager, Mohan Foundation, a charity organisation in India that works in the field of deceased organ donation and transplantation.
Dr. Mary Matthews
National Head, UNESCO BioEthics Indian Mission, an organisation promoting universal bioethical norms and principles, and assisting countries in the translation of those principles to concrete policy outcomes for their citizens.winning actor working to create public awareness on organ donation by having pledged to do so herself.
Dr. Narinder Mehra
MD, Professor, Head of Department, Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics (AIIMS) & Advisory Board Member, Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH). DAFOH was the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and continually upholds ethical practices in medicine and their fight against organ trafficking.