‘Bharat Yatra’ by 67-year-old organ donor for Organ Donation Awareness
Pramod Lakshman Mahajan, a 67-year-old farmer hailing from Sangli, Pune, embarked on a journey across India on a two-wheeler to spread awareness about organ donation. In his ‘Bharat Yatra’ spanning 100 days he rode over 12150 kms across 19 states in the country from 21st October 2018 to 25th January 2019. His expedition was under the aegis of Rebirth Trust, Pune and in association with Emergency Medical Services (108 Ambulance), ROTTO - Mumbai, ZTCC - Pune, Mileage Munchers (Bikers), MOHAN Foundation, Donate Life - Gujarat, Jeevasarthakathe - Karnataka.
Mr. Mahajan shared his experience in the various states he visited. He said that he donated his kidney when an opportunity arose to help an Army jawan (soldier) who had served India in protecting its borders. Mr. Mahajan said, “I was able to impact not just one person but an entire family. The person I donated my kidney to is today the proud father of two sons. Not only have I in a way given life to two more beings, but am able to travel across India promoting organ donation. My health has not suffered one bit. What then is your excuse not to consider organ donation?”
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