Rotary Humsafar – A Drive For A Cause of Skin, Eye, Organ Donation and Diabetes Prevention Awareness

In India every year nearly 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs and this number is expected to grow due to scarcity of Organ donors.

Two lacs Indian require Organ transplants every year, not even 5{2cb06f42ddc66cf70b5932cd822494d08be813b22fe747a0a6773f2305a2978c} are getting organs they need.

Our donation rate is 0.08{2cb06f42ddc66cf70b5932cd822494d08be813b22fe747a0a6773f2305a2978c} where as in advance countries it is 14 to 35{2cb06f42ddc66cf70b5932cd822494d08be813b22fe747a0a6773f2305a2978c}. Recently it is reported that this donation rate has further come down by 22{2cb06f42ddc66cf70b5932cd822494d08be813b22fe747a0a6773f2305a2978c}.

Thus situation has really becoming alarming.

Rotary International’s Mumbai District 3141 has embarked an ambitious campaign for Skin, Eye and organ donation and prevention of Diabetes under the leadership of District 3141 Governor Rtn. Shashi Sharma. Number of activities will be undertaken by various clubs. Pledge forms, publicity material, badges will be distributed amongst the potential donors. Display material for religious pandals, casualty departments, Rotary Medical Camps will be distributed.


To build up the much required momentum, four Rotary Districts 3141 (Mumbai), 3142 (Thane, Navi Mumbai), 3131 (Pune) and 3170 (Kolhapur & Goa) across Maharashtra and Goa initiated one of the Mega Multi District Cooperative projects “Rotary Humsafar 2018-19”, led by Rotary Club of Bombay North (Dist. 3141), where nearly 100 cars decorated with awareness stickers will travel from Mumbai to Goa spreading the much needed awareness about Skin, Eye and organ donation and prevention of Diabetes. This is a three days event starting from BKC on 25th January, 2019. Flag off is at 6.00 AM from BKC with first stop at Navi Mumbai, then to Pune and proceed to Kolhapur. Night halt at Sayaji Hotel. At each place we have meeting being organized by respective District Governors Rtn. Dr. Ashesh Ganguli (Dist. 3142), Dr. Shailesh Palekar (Dist. 3131), Dr. Ravikiran Kulkarni (Dist. 3170) on the Theme ‘Donate Skin, Eye and Organ, Save Life. “And Prevent Diabetes. On 26th January, 2019, After breakfast we proceed to Goa and check in at Vevanta by Taj and Cidade De Goa where there will be lectures and public meeting on “Donate Skin, Organ and save life and Prevent Diabetes. Nearly 400 Rotarians will be attending this event.

Lead District 3141’s Governor Shashi Sharma and Past RI Director Rtn. Ashok Mahajan will be there with their cars to lead this event. We expect to get recognition by Guinness Book of World Records.

We would request you to spread the message “Donate Skin/Organ, save life and prevent Diabetes and Donate Eyes to give sight. “

Rtn. Dr. Satya Agarwala MD FRCP

Avenue Chair, Community Service, Medical II.

Rtn. Chetan Desai

Group Chief Avenue Head, Community Service.

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