Sudhir Choudhrie is one of the most outstanding philanthropists of the last two decades. During this time, he has been involved with numerous charity programs worldwide and started the Choudhrie Family Foundation. One of his philanthropic engagements that have stood out over the years, his involvement with the organ donor program. Not so long ago, Choudhrie came out to discuss his involvement with the organ donor program.
Rising awareness on the benefits of organ donations
Sudhir Choudhrie pointed out that 21 years ago, he received a heart transplant that he wouldn’t have survived without. Although he could get a heart transplant, he had missed death by a whisker. The heart he got was from one registered organ donor who had unfortunately passed away in a road accident. However, many other people in need of organ donations aren’t as lucky because there are very few registered organ donors. Since he has been in a position where he almost lost his life due to the lack of an organ donor, this iconic philanthropist has taken the initiative to raise awareness on organ donation. He has appeared on numerous TV, and radio shows to talk about the benefits of organ donation and why more people should join the program. Additionally, Sudhir Choudhrie has published a book – From My Heart: A Tale of Life, Love, and Destiny – which shares insights on his life after a heart transplant. The Choudhrie Family Foundation also donates to the #OrgansWill movement to support its programs.
Ensuring there are enough transplant surgeons
Among the reasons that many people are unable to receive organ transplants when they need to is because there are very few transplant surgeons. Sudhir Choudhrie is looking to change this through his Professorship of Cardiology at the iconic Columbia University Medical Center. This professorship takes care of the tuition expenses of the students who pursue transplant surgery at the institution.