1,700 CRPF men from Madhya Pradesh sign up for organ donation

BHOPAL: In a unique gesture about 1,700 uniformed men belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Madhya Pradesh have signed for organ donation. This is probably the first time that such a large number of people have signed up for organ donation.

Officials said the process is still on and the number is increasing. CRPF men in MP have got their organ donation cards from National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO). They keep the cards with them so that in case of any casualty while handling violence or terror acts their organs could be donated before handing over their bodies to families.

The movement was started in October last year, after CRPF director general wrote a letter to around 3 lakh CRPF personnel posted in the country asking them to express their views on organ donation. Workshops on organ donation were organised in every CRPF sector and as a result of it 1,700 CRPF men posted in the state signed up. The jawans were told their body organs will be harvested only after their death.