43 Commonwealth Nations Combine to Encourage Organ Donation and Address Health Disparities.
As part of the Commonwealth Games legacy, 43 Commonwealth countries and 19 national and international organizations have joined together to exchange expertise in organ donation and transplantation in order to save more lives worldwide.
The ‘Commonwealth Tribute to Life Project,’ headed by NHS Blood and Transplant, is the conclusion of three years of effort and provides a framework for information and experience exchange in order to improve ethical organ donation and transplantation. It aims to improve health equity for all Commonwealth people.
“We are delighted, after three years of hard work, to see so many members of the global organ donation and transplant community coming together in a shared commitment to improve organ donation rates and save more lives,” said Dr Satya Sharma MBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands and project chair.
“This Memorandum of Understanding brings us all together in one shared vision for the future of organ donation and transplantation, and it has the potential to help us address the worldwide issue of health inequities,” he added.
The initiative, an official legacy project of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and part of the Games‘ ‘United By Birmingham 2022’ community program, provides a unique chance to boost levels of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
To mark the occasion, organ donation representatives from many of the countries that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, as well as transplant recipients and living donors from across the UK with Commonwealth Heritage, have joined forces in a symbolic video that depicts a team of volunteers passing a virtual heart around the world, from the UK to Barbados, South Africa, Canada, Bangladesh, and Australia, among others.
“Wherever you are in the globe, we urge you to talk to your friends and family and inform them of your intention to donate organs.” “Every one of us has the capacity to save lives via the gift of organ donation,” Sharma added.
To commemorate the occasion, organ donation representatives from many of the countries that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, as well as transplant recipients and living donors from across the UK, have collaborated in a symbolic video depicting a team of volunteers passing a virtual heart around the world, from the UK to Barbados, South Africa, Canada, Bangladesh, and Australia, among others.
“Wherever you are in the world, we urge you to tell your friends and family of your plan to donate organs.” “Through the gift of organ donation, every one of us has the potential to save lives,”.
The Commonwealth of Nations, abbreviated as the Commonwealth, is a political organization comprised of 56 member nations, the great majority of which are former British Empire possessions. Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom are the next-largest Commonwealth countries in terms of population after India. PTI MRJ HSR.