Gautam Gambhir is one heck of a champion, on and off the field. Apart from being one of India’s architect in bringing home the ICC World T20 and ICC World Cup 2015 trophies, Gambhir is also the first cricketer ever to have pledged to donate all his organs. In 2011, here is what he had to say:
“I hereby pledge to donate my kidney, heart, liver, pancreas, small bowel, eyes, lungs and tissues after my death,” Gambhir said at the launch of an organ donation website – www.giftalife.org.
Not just a promotional stunt, Gambhir probably understood the need for organ donations as millions and millions are dying.
“Thousands die every year for want of organs and I feel through initiatives like ‘Gift a Life” we can do society good by bridging the gap. I appeal to everyone to make this decision to donate their organs,” added Gambhir.
Hats off to you, Gautam Gambhir!