Nagpur:Union surface and transport minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari, Nagpur mayor Pravin Datke and Rajya Sahba member Ajay Sancheti are among some of the leading personalities of the city to have pledged organ donation recently.
Former city police commissioner KK Pathak had also pledged his organs before his transfer.
Ravi Wankhede, in charge of Chennai-based Mohan Foundation from in Nagpur has been working hard for promoting organ donation for past few years, told media that Gadkari, Datke and Sancheti have also assured help in spreading awareness on body donation.
Datke said that the civic body would be put up hoardings to create awareness about body and organ donations.
“It is only in last few years that after consistent awareness campaigns that families of brain dead patients have begun to donate the organs of their departed relatives. It is a good sign,” said Wankhede.