Organ Donation Awareness & Appreciation
K Chittilappilly Foundation has identified promotion of awareness among the public about organ donation for
life saving as one of its main activities. The number of persons who are willing to donate organs of their
relatives on brain death and those willing to voluntarily donate their organs to needy persons, are considerably
less so as to meet the ever increasing needs. This is largely due to lack of awareness among people and finally
results to commercial dealings or trade in human organs. Understanding this situation, K Chittilappilly Foundation
took up Organ Donation Awareness, especially Cadaver Donation, as as its first endeavour. K Chittilappilly
Foundation has so far organised ten organ donation appreciation functions, primarily to honour the after
death organ donors and their family members for their courageous decision.
KCF - Spreading the Noble Message of Organ Donation
Potential Donors are slipping away, and with them, slip away the hopes of Countless
people and families
Life-saving transplants have been in the headlines recently in Kerala. Thanks to the efforts taken by various
individuals, NGOs, movements and forums to spread the noble message, which has helped to transform the act from a
taboo to an act of honour. We believe that KCF and its founder chairman Shri. Kochouspeh Chittilappilly
has contributed much to the same. To encourage organ donation and to promote awareness among people, the
Foundation trains volunteers in various districts of the State and conducts awareness programmes.
Events are organised to honour and appreciate the after death organ donors as well as their family members
who facilitated it, sending out a strong social message for others to imbibe.
Awareness programs on Cadaver Organ Donation
K Chittilappilly Foundation has been in the forefront for creating awareness for cadaver organ donation to save
human lives. These programs are organised in association with various NGOs, focussing on the youth, college
students and the general public.
These efforts are yielding results, as could be seen from the increasing number of organ transplantation taking
place in Kerala and the increase in the number of voluntary donors.
Honouring the Family members of Cadaver Organ Donors
KCF has so far conducted 10 functions to honour organ donors. 22 Live Donors and 129 Cadaver Donors and their
families from different parts of the State have been honoured for their exemplary deed. On this
occasion, a memento is presented to each family, in recognition of their great humanitarian act. Financial
support ranging from Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs is also extended to families of donors belonging to the BPL
Carry a Donor Card ! Save Lives
The Donor Card enables people to express their wish to become an organ donor.
It is like making a will. By signing the 'Donor Card' you have agreed to
organ donation. Keep the Donor Card with you always in your purse or wallet.
Inform your close relatives about your wish to be an organ donor. The Donor Card also
substitutes as an emergency card as it has the contact number in case of any