Minerva Academy FC has registered more than 500 organ donors which are the highest in North India by a single institute.
Organ transplantation is unique among surgical procedures, in that the procedure cannot take place without the donation of an organ or a partial organ from another person.
Minerva Academy in association with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research has taken steps towards this noble deed. The PGIMER has won best hospital in organ donation, fourth time in a row last year.
National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) is the National level organization set up under the Directorate General of Health Services that regulates organ transplantation in India. National Network division of NOTTO functions as apex center for All India activities of coordination and networking for procurement and distribution of Organs and Tissues and registry of Organs and Tissues Donation and Transplantation in the country.
In the pattern of NOTTO, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO) are established. At the regional level, ROTTO monitors transplantation activities in a particular region, collects statistics, and maintains a data bank including transplant. ROTTO operates on various schemes for organ donation as donor health checkups and safeguarding vulnerable populations. It also organizes and conducts training programs for the region and creates awareness for deceased organ and tissue donation.
PGIMER is the ROTTO of the Chandigarh region and Minerva Academy has registered 500 transplants in the last 5 years in association with PGIMER.
“Organ donation is a heroic act. Organ donors can save lives and enhance many more who depend on the generosity and sacrifice of others. Transplant represents life and hope and I am really happy that Minerva Academy registered more than 500 organ donors to save lives and I consider all of them are heros,” said Minerva Academy director Ranjit Bajaj.