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Rotary Club Embraces Organ Donation Awareness with Anil Srivatsa's Million Donor Project

September 22, 20222 min read

“Humans have more than 50 tissues to donate. Each of these enhances lives of people who are otherwise compromised and cannot live a full life.” - Anil Srivatsa

Million Donor Project -
No One Dies Waiting for an Organ Transplant

Organ donation is a noble act that can save countless lives. However, despite the urgent need for organs, there is a severe shortage of donors worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), only about 1 in 100 people die in a way that allows for organ donation. This means that thousands of people die each year while waiting for a transplant. Anil Srivatsa, the co-founder of Sochcast.com, is on a mission to change that.

Anil's Personal Experience

Living organ donation is not widely accepted in India, where Anil is from. When Anil decided to donate his kidney to his brother, both the state and his wife fought him. It was only after their children's reasoning that his wife supported his decision. Anil's experience made him realize that the biggest problem with organ donation is awareness. Many people are not aware of the process and the need for donors.

Anil's Mission and Journey

Anil Srivatsa's Million Donor Project aims to bring awareness to organ donation and facilitate the signing up of donors with their families. Anil is driving 20,000 miles to spread the message that "No One Dies Waiting for an Organ Transplant." His personal experience with organ donation is what inspired him to start this project.

The Importance of Awareness

During a meeting on September 23, 2022, Anil shared his story and the importance of organ donation with our Rotary club. He explained that signing a driver's license is not enough to become an organ donor. There is much more to it. Anil emphasized that unlike curing a disease, organ donation requires no fundraising or research. It only requires one to love another with the gift of life.

Joining the Cause

After the meeting with Anil, our Rotary club decided to make his cause our cause. We were inspired by his determination to make a difference in the world. Anil's Million Donor Project is a reminder that a single person's actions can have a significant impact on society. If we all come together and spread awareness about the importance of organ donation, we can save countless lives.

Conclusion

Anil Srivatsa's Million Donor Project is an initiative that deserves attention and support. Anil's personal experience with organ donation highlights the importance of spreading awareness about the need for donors.

As Anil said, "Organ donation is not about death. It's about life." If you are interested in learning more about Anil Srivatsa's Million Donor Project, visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/anil.radiowalla.

Let's all work together to ensure that no one dies waiting for an organ transplant.

Riverbend Rotarians stand withb Anil in fron tof his decorated car he is driving 20,000 miles to spread awareness of organ donation
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Eric McRoy

Eric McRoy is a dedicated community leader and active member of the Riverbend Rotary Club. With a passion for service and a keen interest in making a positive impact on the lives of others, Eric lends his experience and expertise to various local initiatives. As a skilled communicator and enthusiastic volunteer, he enjoys sharing stories of the club's accomplishments, inspiring others to join the mission of creating lasting change in the Riverbend area and beyond.

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