SOTTO has been awarded as the Best Emerging State Transplant Organization for this work.
Ahmedabad: The best performance of organ donation and transplant in the state has been honored at the national level today. In the program organized by NOTTO (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation) at New Delhi on the 13th National Organ Donation Day on 3rd August, five awards have been given to Gujarat in various categories.
Health Minister congratulated everyone by saying that, this is the result of the best work being done day and night in the field of organ donation. Ahmedabad Civil Hospital was awarded three awards for best performance in various categories and Gujarat’s SOTTO Unit and Organ Donation Charitable Organization associated with organ donation awareness in Emerging category.
SOTTO has been established in the state in the year 2019. 1207 organ donations and 3673 transplants have been done in five years. At present 42% of the total retrievals in the state are being done in government institutions and 68% of transplants are being done in government institutions. SOTTO has been awarded as the Best Emerging State Transplant Organization for this work.
The organization of Dilip Deshmukh (Dada) Organ Donation Charitable Trust, which has played an important role in making the public awareness of organ donation statewide and through service activities up to the village level in the state, turned into a mass movement, was honored by the Union Health Minister in the Best Emerging NGO category.