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Biology Class Inspires a Young Organ Donation Advocate

Abhishek
Donor Advocate & Ambassador
California
Karma is a big deal. If you sign up as an organ donor, it would be a good deed.

Abhishek has always been a curious student. In a 10th grade biology lesson, for example, he learned about how stem cell therapy could be used in place of organ donation. When he learned only 8% of Californians were registered to be organ, eye, and tissue donors that got him thinking.

Abhishek did more research and interned for the California Transplant Donor Network. He decided to get more people to sign up to become donors, starting with his whole family.

Since high school, Abhishek has participated in activities to raise awareness of organ donation in the Indian community. One of these is Sevathon, a community event where Abhishek asks people to become donors. He tells them about the process, and dispels myths about donation. “One person can save eight lives and improve 50 others,” he tells people. “Karma is a big deal, and if you sign up as an organ donor, it would be a good deed.”

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