1. Apollo Hospitals Salutes Organ Donors – Celebrates “A second chance to live”

Apollo Hospitals Salutes Organ Donors – Celebrates “A second chance to live”

Apollo Hospitals, India’s leading healthcare service provider today reiterated its commitment to organ donation and transplantation by felicitating family members of organ donors who gave their recipients “A second chance to live”.

By: | Published: August 25, 2015 6:40 AM

Apollo Hospitals, India’s leading healthcare service provider today reiterated its commitment to organ donation and transplantation by felicitating family members of organ donors who gave their recipients “A second chance to live”. Family members of more than 20 cadaver organ donors and organ transplant recipients who received either the liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas or multi-visceral transplants had gathered today at Apollo Main Hospital on Greams Road to spread awareness on organ donation.

Apollo Hospitals also announced that it will run an awareness campaign on organ donation for 2 weeks to spread awareness on this supreme act of giving in schools, colleges, corporates, public sectors etc. The campaign was inaugurated today and will conclude on 30th August.

Dr Radhakrishnan, IAS, Secretary of Health, Tamil-Nadu, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals and Dr Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals were the dignitaries present.

A unique concept of the tree of life was unveiled by Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, which is symbolic of a higher form of co-existence among the life forms that inhabit our planet. Lamps bearing the names of organ donors were lit by dignitaries who later illuminated the branches of the tree.

Dr Radhakrishnan, IAS, Secretary of Health informed the gathering that Tamil Nadu has always taken pro-active measures to support organ donation and is currently the leader in India and south-east Asia with the highest organ donation rates. He also said that this is just the beginning and we should aim to compare ourselves with the world leaders like Germany. Dr Prathap C Reddy and Dr Preetha Reddy addressed the organ donor families and praised them for their noble acts and congratulated them for demonstrating courage and valour.

About Apollo Hospitals It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.

Now, as Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 8,488 beds across 51 Hospitals, 1,586 Pharmacies, 92 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 100 Telemedicine units across 10 countries. Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research and the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 28 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.

Photo Caption: 
Dr. Vijaya Bhaskar, Minister for Health, Govt of Tamil Nadu facilitating the families of the Organ Donors at Apollo Hospitals,Chennai 

Dr Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals with the families of the Organ Donors at Apollo Hospitals,Chennai 

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