The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over 1500 certificates to Union Health Minister JP Nadda as the personnel pledged to donate their organs.

At a function organised in the national capital in collaboration with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), Nadda lauded the border guarding force&’s commendable service to the nation and called for making organ donation a national movement.

“Organ is a national resource and not even one should be wasted. I, therefore, call upon all Indians to pledge to donate organs after death and save many precious lives. Let organ donation become a national movement,” Nadda said.

He further added that the demand for organs is likely to increase manifold keeping in view the increased incidence of lifestyle diseases.

"So, there is a need to create a system for improving the rate of safe, effective and ethical donation of cadaver organs for transplantation in those who need them badly,” he said.