A Kidney Donor's Journey to Raise Awareness
Anil Srivatsa, a kidney donor, intends to travel 56,000 kilometres in order to compete in the World Transplant Games (WTG) 2023, to be held in Australia. His journey from Bengaluru began in April 2022; crossing 17 countries, he will be reaching Perth before the event starts in April 2023.
Anil Srivatsa donated one of his kidneys in 2014 to save his doctor brother Arjun Srivatsa, who had chronic kidney disease. This was the beginning of his journey towards organ donation, and since then he has participated in the renowned games to further the cause and inspire more individuals to donate their life-saving organs. He has been actively involving himself in organising numerous awareness campaigns throughout the society.
The Srivatsa brothers demonstrated that having an organ transplant does not prevent living organ donors and recipients from living healthy lives by competing in the WTG 2019 held in Newcastle, United Kingdom and bringing home two gold medals in golf and ball throwing.
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