We are immensely thankful to our Ambassadors for Organ Donation who have taken up this cause because of the abundant kindness in their hearts. They have gone out of the way to tirelessly support us in our mission to sensitize a diverse audience on organ donation and transplantation through talks and events. They are an integral part of our team and we appreciate their invaluable contribution and dedication towards the social cause of organ donation.
Anita Singh is closely associated with ORGAN India as an Ambassador for Organ Donation to promote and create awareness around the subject. As one of the most experienced and applauded Crew Members of Air India, her organization enthusiastically embraced her proposal to include organ donation as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Program of Air India. She conducts talk sessions at Airline Training Venues, addressing and motivating a wide cross-section of employees working with Air India.
Her Mantra is simple: “There are people who will think that it’s the best thing in the world to do; we just need to reach out to them and let them know their options.” We are fortunate to have Anita associated with us. Her exuberance and dedication to the cause has gone a long way in sensitizing the public about organ donation.
In the whole process of living organ donation, the journey of both organ donor and organ recipient has its own paths. The voice of a living organ donor is seldom heard. It is because of this that Mamta Agarwal shares her inspiring story with the world. A mother of two beautiful children, she donated a kidney to her father and saved his life when he needed the most.
When she was awoken by doctors who told her that the transplant was successful, she had mixed feelings. She was happy to have saved her father, but in pain because of the surgery. Apart from the physical pain there came the emotional conundrum. There was opposition from various quarters. A friend told her how any transplant is more a social disease and brings a lot of challenges for the whole family.
To counter these myths, misconceptions and taboos, Mamta has been associated with ORGAN India to promote organ donation so that no one would have to go through what she and her family did. Apart from running a successful business as a fashion designer, she spends a lot of time for the cause of organ donation motivating everyone she comes across to be an organ donor. We are blessed and proud to have her as our Ambassador for Organ Donation.
Karhun is a passionate sportsman and represented India in the World Transplant Games 2019 in Golf. As the CEO of Safeview, he has created a company policy for all the employees to sign up for organ donation if they wish to. He has actively promoted organ donation in his Alma Mater, The Scindia School, to encourage students to learn about organ donation and motivate the elders to take the pledge.
His son Armaan is also an active campaigner in promoting awareness on organ donation and transplantation, and has a handle called DO (Donate Organs) on social media. Post his heart transplant four years ago, Karhun has dedicated himself to the cause of organ donation & its awareness and works closely with ORGAN India as an Ambassador for Organ Donation.
Kannika’s father gifted her a kidney 7 years ago and she hasn’t looked back since. Post-transplant she gave birth to a son, and vigorously pursued her career as a therapist, counsellor, and a healing practitioner (something she has a lot of experience in). She lives with her husband and son in Delhi, shuffling between her mom duties and those of a devout therapist for those in need. She has decided to help other transplant patients and their families to cope with their journeys through proper guidance and support.
Kannika contributes regularly to our blogs, speaks with patients who need help. In association with ORGAN India, has curated ‘A New Beginning’ – Webinar that focuses on improving the mental and emotional health of organ failure patients, transplant recipients and donors. What you think and how you feel plays a critical role in your body's recovery and good health. With Kannika, all participants can learn how to effectively manage their sadness, anxiety & depression by replacing it with ease and joy.
We are delighted to have her as an Ambassador for Organ Donation.
Mary is a proud mother of a three year old girl. From being diagnosed partially blind to helping her daughter with her school projects now, after a successful cornea transplant - life has come a full circle for her. Complications from her childhood injury hampered her dreams, forcing her to quit her job and to retreat into her own shell with hopelessness. However, with the help of a right doctor and diagnosis, she got a cornea transplant and hence her vision, life and independence back.
Since then, there’s no stopping her, she has been pursuing her dreams, is a doting mother and wife, and has been creating awareness around organ and eye donation wholeheartedly. We are proud to have her as an Ambassador for Organ Donation.
Nothing can be better than helping someone live after your death when you donate organs. This is what Akshay Rustagi realised when his father who was suffering from a terminal illness ILD, received a new pair of lungs, leading to the beginning of a new chapter in his life. A Businessman by profession and Civil Engineer by qualification, Akshay wants to raise awareness in the field of organ donation and bust myths and fears in people's mind, so that no one has to face what his family has gone through. We are privileged to have Akshay as an Ambassador for Organ Donation.
"Don't take your organs to heaven, Heaven knows we need them here! "
Anjali Bhardwaj donated a part of her liver to her husband on June 29, 2007. She remained very active and had no challenges as a live organ donor. Unfortunately, she lost her husband on October 08, 2019, as he did not get a timely lung transplant that he required. Anjali is a corporate professional from Delhi, heading HR Operations & Benefits for Sun Life Financials and devotes her spare time to promoting awareness on organ donation and transplant. We are very grateful to have her support as an Ambassador for Organ Donation.