In a recent tweet, which the famous Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan shared with his fans, he announced that he had made the decision to donate his body parts after his death and wear the green scarf, which indicates his support for the cause of donating organs after death.
It is a step described by Amitabh Bachchan as a loyalty and honor to the ancestors and the solutions of their eternal blessing on the world, according to the tweet.
T 3675 – I am a pledged ORGAN DONOR .. I wear the green ribbon of its sanctity !!🙏 pic.twitter.com/EIxUJzkGU6
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 29, 2020
T 3674/5 – … in fulfilment of ancestors .. in the remembrance of them that lived in time , to give us this today .. honour for them done .. may their blessings be with us ever ..
NO .. the deed be not ever disclosed .. they that know , shall ever know .. 🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/J9QjRikGnK
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 29, 2020
Bollywood stars support organ donation
Amitabh Bachchan is not the first Bollywood star to take such a step, there are many other celebrities who have announced their organ donation after their death, and their support for this humanitarian cause.
On top of these artists, superstar Aamir Khan has pledged to donate all of his organs to the Indian National Organization for Organ and Tissue Transplant.
Although it was mentioned that his wife did not approve of the matter until after she watched the movie “Ship of Theseus”, which discussed the idea of identity, and whether or not a person remains as he is after obtaining physical organs for other people.
The same decision was taken by actress Shabana Azmy, actor-director Nana Batikar, screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar, as well as director and actress Farah Khan.
Meanwhile, superstar Aishwarya Rai, actress Sonakshi Sinha, actress Rani Mukherjee, and artist Sunil Shetty announced their intention to donate their eyes after death.
As for the star Priyanka Chopra, she also pledged to donate her organs, after she had experienced a personal experience during which she suffered as a result of her father’s need to donate, which led her to believe in the need to live as good human beings and to be kind at least after death, as she put it.
Laws of organ donation
“Even if Bollywood celebrities do not stick to their devices, the fact that they support this campaign means a lot,” said Sunayana Singh, CEO of ORGAN India, especially since organ donation in India requires the consent of family members after the donor’s death, not The decision of the donor is alone during his lifetime.
But he stressed that the statements and decisions of the stars were in the interest of the cause, and increased pledges for organ donation, following the awareness that the Indian people received from celebrities.
Hollywood and the flip side of the coin
In a tragic skiing accident in 2009, “Tony” award-winning actress Natasha Richardson, known for her roles in films such as “The Parent Trap” and “Maid in Manhattan”, died, although her death provided life. To 3 people she donated her heart, liver and kidneys to them, which made her family feel happy and proud of her according to their statements.
As for director Levar Burton, known for his role in the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, he previously donated his kidneys to his mother, a choice he found naturally and did not require any hesitation.
Just as there are many donors or those intending to donate from celebrities, there are also stars whose lives were saved because of others who donated vital organs to them that they needed, including comedian George Lopez, who suffered from a young age due to a hereditary kidney disease, and with his age worsened and deteriorated functions His kidneys, but fortunately his wife came up identical and donated her kidney to him.
Actress Sarah Hyland also suffered from kidney dysplasia, which resulted in the failure of her kidneys in 2012, when her father donated his kidneys to her, but unfortunately by 2017 her body began to reject the kidney, and here her younger brother donated his kidneys to her, after she had to get rid of her father’s kidney.
Another touching kidney donation story is a fan of singer Natalie Cole donated a kidney, and actress Francia Raisa donated a kidney to actress, her close friend Selena Gomez.
Actor and singer Mandy Patinkin had previously stated that “I can live if I am blind, but people cannot live without hearts, or without lungs, or without a liver.”
This statement came after Patinkin received two corneal transplants, the first in his right eye in 1997 and the second in his left eye in 1998, a gift that he described as extraordinary, after he was blinded in the mid-1990s, which made him feel that his career was over.
As for the director, producer of documentary films, James Redford, son of the star Robert Redford, he had ulcerative colitis, which resulted in the destruction of the liver, forcing him to undergo a failed liver transplant, followed by another operation that saved his life.
This led him to produce the documentary “The Kindness of Strangers” in 1999, in which he sheds light on the people who donate and receive organs. He also founded the James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness, in order to educate people about the importance of organ donation.
It is reported that the star Amitabh Bachchan, along with his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai, as well as their eight-year-old daughter, had recently recovered from the new Corona virus after they were all infected for a while.
Soon afterwards, Amitabh Bachchan returned to his artistic activities, as he began filming the new season of the Indian version of the competition program “Who Will Win a Million?”
T 3677 – As the world fights against the #Coronavirus join me today for a 12-hour #SwasthyaMantra telethon as part of @ndtv – @DettolIndia #BanegaSwasthIndia campaign that aims to make India healthy. Watch LIVE today 9am (IST) on NDTV 24×7 and https://t.co/H0AMUMdPiQ pic.twitter.com/udTSNBaTxI
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 2, 2020