Bengaluru, 28th October, 2016: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore organized an organ donation camp at the hospital premises today. As many as 285 employees pledged their organs. The entire staff came together to donate their organs and joined hands for a cause. The initiative was taken up by the hospital as a responsibility as every year Sankara Eye Hospital motivates and encourages the people to donate eye and organs. Bearing this in mind the hospital joined hands together to donate organs which was a 2 minute procedure where basic information was filled and submitted on http://giftanorgan.org/registration.php
“This Diwali the doctors, nurses, staff and the other members came together to pledge their organs. Each day we treat so many patients and understand the need of pledging the organs and the best way to do it was to start from the hospital so that the word can spread through the stake holders in the industry”, Dr Kaushik Murali, President, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore
About Sankara Eye Hospital:
Sankara Eye Hospital, an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital performs over 40000 eye surgeries annually. A premier research and training centre for corneal diseases and corneal transplants in the country, the Hospital treats patients from across the world.
Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com)
Sankara Eye Bank partners many hospitals, NGO’s and organisations in furthering the cause of eye donation. Eyes can be pledged through a dedicated page www.sankaraeye.com/sign4sight.aspx. Sign4Sight is an ambitious initiative that looks at 1 million fellow Indians pledging their eyes in a year.