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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. Young Indians (Yi) Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation playing a proactive role in India's development process. "To become the Voice of Young Indians Globally" being the vision of Yi, it provides a platform for young Indians to participate in and contribute by becoming an integral part of the Indian growth story. Yi's work is divided primarily into three groups; "Youth Leadership", "Nation Building” and “Thought Leadership”.

The GiftAnOrgan initiative was started as a joint effort by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Coimbatore Zone & Young Indians (Yi) - Coimbatore Chapter. This initiative that started in 2015 was a collaboration between all leading hospitals in the city that were involved in organ transplantation.

In the year 2016, Gift An Organ became a National Project for Yi and was adopted by all the 40 Chapters across the country. The initiative which had its roots in Coimbatore is now a National initiative, spear heading a National movement, spreading awareness on Organ Donation.

We are not here to change human habit, but simply to correct unwarranted belief. With the large population India is always famed for, changing the mind-set of few hundred thousand would be the aim of the project – which could hopefully mean changing the life stories of a few people who lie in wait for organ donors. Almost everyone reading this would nod their heads at the idea of organ donation but very few of us actually have taken those 10 minutes to pledge our organs.

Thus, we believe in a well-rounded communication programme to promote the cause. Under the initiative, a series of events for the general public, for the medical fraternity and targeted outreach activities are constantly organised across the country! Through the project GAO, CII-Yi have impacted millions of people!

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