Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 11:29:32









Gift of Life Adventure (GOLA) Foundation set up by RJ Anil Srivatsa to raise awareness about organ donation can, in the long run, prove to be a boon. Even though GOLA specifically aims at kidney donation, the initiative is noteworthy. It aims at spreading awareness about organ donation and in the process, dispel myths and notions that make people apprehensive about the medical process. Srivatsa, along with a team of dedicated members, is all set to tour the hinterlands, educate people and inspire them to sign up as donors.

There is an increasing awareness about the process of organ donation, yet surveys indicate that there is still an acute shortage of organs for transplantation. The situation is pretty alarming as in a day, 15 -20 patients die for want of organs. In such a case, where the demand is far more than what is available, spreading awareness about organ donation is the only way out. People in our country have very little idea bout this noble cause. The drive undertaken by GOLA to encourage people to become donors is a right step in this direction.