KALAIGAON, Sept 22 - In order to create awareness among people on cadaver organ donation, specially among the youths, �Rising Hands�, an NGO of Tangla in association with the Zublee Foundation, organised a programme on cadaver organ donation at Tangla recently.
Teachers and school students were present at the awareness meet besides other citizens to understand and support the cause of organ donation. Several distinguished people attended the meet including Zublee Baruah, playback singer and head of Zublee Foundation, Amitabh Gohain, Director and Priyanka Baruah, CEO of the foundation.
Addressing the gathering, Zublee said that teenagers must understand organ donation first and then create awareness among people. She said that organ donation was vital since millions die due to organ failure and unavailability of organs. Supporting the organ donation campaign in Assam, Priyanka Barua, CEO requested the people to draw the attention of the government to take necessary steps to make cadaver organ donation possible in Assam. The meet was inaugurated by social worker Boli Ram Deka, which was also addressed by Dr Bijoy Chakravorty, Superintendent, Tangla CHC and Dr Nirmal Beria, Joint Director of Health, Mangaldai Civil Hospital.
A voluntary blood donation camp was also organised by Rising Hands in association with Mangaldai Civil Hospital. According to Bikram Das of Rising Hands, 35 people pledged their organs and nearly 60 persons voluntarily participated in the blood donation camp.