Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday pledged to donate his organ when the officials of Zublee Foundation, a Guwahati-based NGO working to raise awareness and encourage people to support deceased organ donation, called on him at the Raj Bhavan here, official sources said.
The Governor while appreciating the Foundation, which has been working for the noble cause extensively since 2013, said that there is an urgent need for creating awareness amongst the people of the State about the need for organ donation.
He said that organ donation is the opportunity to gift an organ to a person who needs a transplant to see or survive.
He emphasized on adopting the Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 2011 Regulation, amended in 2014, for facilitating deceased organ donation and transplantation as an alternative option for the people of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor called upon the people to motivate and encourage more people towards organ donation in their life. “We should all come forward and be a part of this noble cause,” he said.
Earlier, the Director of Zublee Foundation, Amitabh Gohain and Chief Executive Officer Priyanka Borah and the Governor discussed about the importance of organ donation.
The CEO also briefed all the officers of Raj Bhavan about the organ donation. She said that organ donation and transplantation have been one of the best alternatives to end stage organ failures.
Organs such as the kidney, lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, skin tissues, bone tissues, and heart valves can be donated, she said.