Green corridor for organ donation in Rajkot

RC Rajkot, D 3060, has successfully created two green corridors to transport organs to Mumbai and Pune, which are the closest medical centres where an organ transplant can be processed legally. Club member Sandeep Gandhi says, “We have transported organs from Rajkot to these medical hubs and 22 successful transplants have been performed so far.”

The club, in association with Jivandaan Foundation, has been working on organ donation awareness through various forums and events and are actively involved in supporting the families of the deceased donors by helping them through the process of organ donation.

A mock drill being performed to transport an organ through green corridor.
A mock drill being performed to transport an organ through green corridor.

Two corridors were created from Wockhardt ­hospital and Sterling hospital in Rajkot. The mock drill which involved 370 police personnels took 5:22 mins and 5:16 mins respectively to reach the Rajkot Airport. “This ­corridor is specially created to transport the heart, for heart transplant is crucial and time-bound,” says Gandhi.

The city’s traffic police have played an important role in setting up these corridors. “We are very happy to ­associate with Rotary for this cause. Be it day or night, the assigned police staff will take their position in the corridor when we get an SOS,” said J K Zala, ACP (Traffic).

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