Gift An Organ (GAO) is an awareness drive on organ donation started by CII-Young Indians in the year 2015. The objective of this drive is to help amplify the awareness and need for organ donation in a sustained but conspicuous manner. This is not a flash in the pan idea. We are behind this project whole heartedly to dismiss fears that people may have regarding organ donation and spread awareness and acceptance to the cause. We hope that overwhelming response will culminate into a larger national awareness drive.
The objective of Gift An Organ project is to create awareness and encourage students, community and industry participation through our Yi chapters network of across India. 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 & activities for the general public, for the medical fraternity and targeted outreach activities are constantly organized across the country! Through the project GAO, CII-Yi have impacted millions of people!