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Organ donation awareness to be included in school curriculum in Bengal

Organ donation awareness to be included in school curriculum in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 03 (UNI) Organ donation is a noble deed.

There are few deeds as noble as giving life to another person. In order to inculcate this thought in the minds of people early on in life, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) (that is, Madhyamik Education Board) has decided to introduce the topic in the class VIII syllabus.

It would become a part of the syllabus from the next school year.

Besides aspects like the need for organ donation, the organs which can be donated and the details regarding the process, the syllabus would contain some of the names of recent organ donors from Bangla, many of whose accounts have already been widely reported in the media.

These real-life examples are meant to inspire the children. The topic of organ donation would be part of the life science syllabus.

The printing of the books, under the supervision of the WBBSE, is complete. The training of teachers has already started.

In recent years, the State Government has started giving a lot of stress on organ donation.

It has created, with the help of the police, green corridors (special high-speed routes) for transporting organs from donor to recipient – be it within hospitals in Kolkata or bringing in or taking out through the airport.

It is crucial to take the organs(s) out of the body within a short time of death, or ‘brain death’, in medical parlance; hence the necessity of a green corridor.

UNI SJC KK

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