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Pledge To Donate And Save Lives, An Initiative By The Amar Gandhi Foundation

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In an attempt to to create awareness about the importance of organ donation, the Amar Gandhi Foundation is organising an awareness programme followed by a live concert by singer Shankar Mahadevan. The event will be held at the Nehru Centre in Mumbai on November 18 at 6 pm. Art of Living founder and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has also pledged his support to the campaign. 

"Organ donation is a sacred job, so don't hesitate to donate your organs,"  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said. 

Singer Shankar Mahadevan, who will also be performing at the event on Saturday, also encouraged people to take part in the Organ donation drive.

For every known kidney patient, there are 10 undetected kidney patients. Diabetes and Hypertension account for 60 per cent of the kidney patients. The doctors and experts, who have been associated with the drive also highlight the importance of organ donations. Watch their videos below: 





The organ donation awareness initiative by Amar Gandhi foundation is also supported by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have also pledged their support to this noble initiative.