Frontier Lifeline Hospital marks World Organ Donation Day with Walkathon
Frontier Lifeline Hospital Marks World Organ Donation Day With Walkathon. In a bid to encourage organ donation, Dr. K M Cherian’s Heart Foundation & Frontier Lifeline Hospital organized a first of its kind Walkathon to commemorate World Organ Donation Day Celebration.
Chennai: In a bid to encourage organ donation, Dr. K M Cherian’s Heart Foundation & Frontier Lifeline Hospital organized a first of its kind Walkathon to commemorate World Organ Donation Day Celebration. This unique walkathoncommenced from Thirumangalam Signal to Frontier Lifeline Hospital and was led by patients with transplantedheart more than 5 years ago. Chief GuestDr. C. SylendraBabu, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Coastal Security Group –Tamilnadu, flagged off the walkathon in the presence of Dr. K M Cherian, Chairman &CEO, Frontier Lifeline Hospital.
In order to motivate public to donate the organs as well as to understand the value of organ donation in the life of an individual, Frontier Lifeline Hospital organized this unique walkathon to spread the awareness. One can get a new life through the organ transplantation donated by someone. Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. This walkathon is also to stress the crying need for organ donation, propagated by Dr. K M Cherian since many years. The walkathon commenced at Thirumangalam Signal around 7 am and ended up at Hospital. Heart transplant patients,donor families along with staffs from the hospitals, the students fromFrontier Medivilleand general public also participated and extended their support for this noble cause.
Dr. K M Cherian, Chairman &CEO, Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Dr K M Cherian Heart Foundationsaid, “Donating organs is a great deed as donating life to other. More than 4-5 lakhs of Indians are dying every year due the failure of their major functioning organs and in most of the cases, patients die before they get the organ they need. Need of organ transplants is continuously increasing with the growth and development of the new technologies and therapies which has resulted in an increase in the number of patients on the waiting list.The idea behind this walkathon is to encourage and raise awareness on organ donation and transplantation, so that each person can decide on donation and make their wishes known to their family. I would also to like to take this opportunity to honor all organ donors and their families and thank them for saving lives and improving the quality of life of many people through this cause.”
While participating in this awareness campaign, the chief guest Dr. C. SylendraBabu, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Coastal Security Group - Tamilnadu expressed his heartfelt gratitude for being invited to be part of this walkathon to spread awareness on organ donation. While speaking, Dr. C. SylendraBabu urged everyone to join and register their organs as it would make a huge difference – 1 donor can save or transform up to 9 lives. He also appreciated the efforts taken by the entire team at Frontier Lifeline& Dr. KM Cherian Heart Foundation, families and heart transplant patients and all the students for coming forward and organizing such a successful campaign to commemorate World Organ Donation Day.