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Organ donation awareness rally held in Aurangabad

To create an awareness about organ donation, a rally was organized by the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here. Doctors, nursing staff, health workers, officers, medical college students, paramedical staff and student participated in the rally, flagged off by Dr. Purushottam Bhapkar, Aurangabad, Divisional Commissioner. Aurangabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Nipun Vinayak, Dr. Kanan Yelikar, the Dean of GMCH and numbers of senior doctors of GMCH were present on the occasion. 

Despite major advances in medical science, organ transplant is the only alternative in certain cases to save the life, the dean, Dr Yelikar said. In the last two years, more than 20 brain dead patients donated their organs and saved the lives of needy patients, they added.

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