These Famous Celebrities Have Pledged Their Organs

Organ donation can save the lives of many people. It is a simple process where a person legally allows an organ of his body to be transplanted to another body. This can be done either by consent while alive or it can be done with the consent of the next of kin if some had already pledged to donate his organ.

Common transplantations include kidneys, liver, heart, intestines, pancreas, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas. There are some organs that can be donated by living donors, like kidney or part of the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines. But most of the time donations occur after the donor has died.

According to reports, there are around 5 lakh people in India who die every year because of the shortage of organs. This is evident by the fact that organ donation rates is very poor in India with just 0.3 per million. This is very less in comparison to some western countries where it is as high as 36 per million.

The process of pledging is very simple but it is important to make people more aware. This is why some famous celebrities have come forward for this social cause.

Here’s a list of some of them who have come forward for this:

Amitabh Bachchan: He has pledged organ donation. Big B has donated his eyes. His wife too has also pledged to donate her eye.

Priyanka Chopra: She is one of the most dedicated activists in the domain of organ donation.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: She has joined Amitabh Bachchan to promote eye donation for the Eye Bank Association of India.

Navjot Singh Sidhu: The former cricketer has also pledged to donate his organs.

Aamir Khan: The actor and his wife Kiran Rao have donated their organs.

Gautam Gambhir: He has donated his organs after death.

R Madhavan: The actor has donated his eyes, lungs, heart, kidneys, pancreas, liver, bones, and cartilages so that he can save the lives of others.

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