Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address praised Tamil Nadu successfully carrying out its organ donation programme, saying the state has done “extremely well”. He said that the country needed more than 2.5 lakh kidney, heart and liver donations annually.
“Only 5,000 successful transplants are done every year. Every year we need at least one lakh eyes. But we manage to do only 25,000 transplants.