People of Punjab are a generous and a liberated lot. They are open to ideas and consent for organ donation by the families is not the barrier here. It is the creative and bold leadership drive both at the legislative level and at the administrative level in the state that is currently lacking.
Myths & Facts
It has been observed that the police officials are reluctant to give authority for organ donation in Medico-Legal cases. This may be either because of their fear of accountability of their decision, jurisdictional problems or lack of knowledge and clarity on the statutory provisions in such cases.
Longevity and quality of life is far better after a transplant than on dialysis. But in India barely 2% of all patients undergo a kidney transplant. Lack of awareness, gender imbalances, & deterrence from some doctors all hamper the process.