With the rapid growth in population and economy in India, new challenges have arisen needing highly professional and motivated interventions. These challenges are seen in diverse sectors such as Environment, Social welfare, education, public health, housing, etc. The Goodwin Charitable Trust seeks to approach select challenges with a professional and institutional focus. One of these challenges is one acute problem in social healthcare with the rapid increase in requirement for organ & tissue donors. With India’s population being among the world’s most rapidly increasing with concurrent increase in earnings, healthcare has become affordable to even the most poorest of the society. However, lack of awareness in the new legislations that enables and encourages donor transplant – both live and posthumous – hinders availability of organs & tissues for the needy. By launching the Organ Donation Program, the Goodwin Charitable Trust hopes to create an efficient & sustainable solution in this space. By bringing together representatives of all stakeholders of Organ Transplant onto one platform, the Trust would bring in better efficiencies and coherence. With the Business Group’s social and economic credibility and goodwill, the Trust would be successful in reaching out to all sections of the society, especially the donors. With a focus on proper professional and organized approach, the program becomes stronger and sustainable as days progress. The next Projects in planning are Mass artificial limb donation, oncology programs, etc.
Real Facts of Life
How to achieve eternity in this world is a common puzzle that always raised the eye brows of human generations. Experiments are still on their way to find a solution to this riddle. It is at this point that the act of donating organs become gracious. It reaffirms our faith in humanity. If we were handed over the power to save others’ life, we will always try to save it. What we don’t know is that, we are all have the power to save someone’s life. Organ donation is a selfless way to give others a second chance in life. Today, more than 1,23,000 patients are waiting for their life to be saved by others’ organs. Every day 18 such patients die and every 16 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list of organ needed. One donor can save up to 8 lives.
Most of the diseases target all systems of human body and take them slowly to death. The life of a patient, whose vital organs, the heart, liver, eyes, kidneys etc., if affected with illness, can only be saved with organ transplantation.
Brain death may happen in two ways, due to accident and prolonged illness. A patient who is brain dead is in an irreversible state and is totally dependent on ventilators, at any cost, they cannot have a new life and only positive outcome of such a human life can become a donor of organs before the machines are switched off. If a brain dead person’s organs are donated, of course, with the consent of his/her family, it can save up to 6 lives. The dead man will thus live through many before being burnt. It is not a matter of merely donating organs but giving a second chance of life to others.
According to the Central Ministry of Interior records, 1.5 lakh people are suffering from kidney failure every year. But only 5,000 patients get a chance for transplantation. Figures show that, in India, 10 lakh patients are waiting to get their eyes transplanted, whereas only 38,000 eye transplantations are happening a year. If organ donation is widely accepted in society, thousands of people can make use of the benefit. Organ donation can be a beautiful light in the midst of darkness. Be an organ donor. So, be a part of the national awareness programme.
Donating eyes after death is very easy, through which two people can get light in their life. A person below 70 years of age can donate eyes without any changes in his body. It is a matter of only 15 minutes, but one thing is important, the eyes should be removed from the dead body within 4 hours of death.
GCT’s efforts so far towards Charity with the support of likeminded group/associations.
It is with this graceful view in mind, that Goodwin Charitable Trust, ZTCC (Zonal Transplantation Co-ordination Committee), with the cooperation of N.S.S. (National Service Scheme), N.C.C (National Cadet Corps), WHO (World Health Organization) Arts and Cultural Organization of Maharashtra, Health Ministry, Malayali organizations, Padmashree Pankaj Udhas, singer Alka Yagnik and other celebrities from Indian film and Television industry, sports sector organized several awareness programmes about organ donation in Maharashtra. Nearly 37,500 members were participated and gave their consent letter for organ donation with the assistance of UNESCO, IMA etc. Many eminent personalities from all walks of life, educational institutions, temples, churches etc. were participated in it. In view of the wide acceptance, Goodwin Charitable Trust again plans to arrange an effective attempt for organizing awareness programs and receiving consent letter directly from the willing persons at Thane. We thankfully invite you to spend your great time with us. Register your details from the website of Goodwin Charitable Trust. http://www.goodwincharitabletrust.org. GCT has crossed the landmark of more than 1,20,000 Registrations showing their willingness for Organ Donation posthumously.
GCT also proudly present that they have conducted Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign on 19.11.2017 in front of their Vashi Showroom. The leading Cancer Specialist Dr. Anil Heroor and Dr.(Mrs.) Anagha Heroor were controlling the entire Medical campaign with all required facilities. Around 150 people took the advantage of this facility and got their eyes checked up and received the required treatment at free of cost. Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign was also conducted in detail including Mammogram and required advice have been passed on to the participants. GCT further assured that this type of campaign would be conducted in future also in different parts of Maharashtra at free of cost, so that the poorest of the poorer in the state can make use of the same.