BSF's second line of defence: Organ donations
The Border Security Force (BSF), India’s first line of defence against the enemy, today offered another kind of defence to the people with 1,500 of its personnel pledging their organs for donation. The certificates of pledge were handed over by the BSF to Health Minister JP Nadda in a gesture the Government described as “encouraging”, hoping it would promote the lagging organ donation movement in India.
These pledges come at a time when the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), the apex central body tasked with promoting organ donation, has been struggling to promote the trend. Since its inception in 2011, NOTTO has received just about 43,000 pledges of donation from people, with the state governments not cooperating enough with the movement.

So much so, even the new organ transplantation Act which relaxed organ donation norms is waiting to show results. Only 10 states and six UTs have so far adopted the 2014 rules framed under the new law.

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