300 recipients and transplant donors participate in the XII National Transplant Games
This weekend marked to sports extravagance for to special cause. Saw 12 National Transplant Games , followed by the donor congratulations program conducted by Global Hospital, Mumbai with Narmada Kidney Foundation and Indian Society of Organ Transplantation. The event took place at the Worli Sports Club, Mumbai. The sports day saw names like Indian cricketer Sameer Dighe and football coach Vishwanath, join in the fun and inspire the participants.
Since carrom to pickleball They had fun
The Transplant Games saw 300 recipients and donors take part. The games included both outdoor and indoor games (running, walking, carrom , pickleball , table tennis, archery and rifle shooting) for both transplant recipients and donors. The objective of these games is to show how transplant patients return to normal and donors continue to remain healthy. In this way, the games also aims to paint to positive and hopeful picture for the future donors and transplant patients .
Said Dr Bharat Shah, managing trustee of the foundation, “Our foundation-initiated Organ Donors” Day program felicitating living donors and family members of cadaver donors in 1997 and National Transplant Games in 2008. Till now, about 1815 recipients and 936 donors (altogether 2651) have participated in the games showing that donors continue to lead to normal life after donating kidney or part of their liver to their loved one and recipients return back to the near-normal quality of life."He added that amongst all those who participated, 2/3rd were from Mumbai and 1/3 from all other parts of the country. The winners of National Transplant Games then go further to participate in World Transplant Games.
Dr Vivek Talaulikar, CEO, added, “When it comes to Organ donation , every 10 minutes to new name is added to the waiting list of patients . The hospital encourages all to pledge their organs by signing an organ donor card through seminars, drives, and campaigns to save precious lives of those affected by end-stage Organ failure . We look forward to carrying out more such initiatives in the near future."