KARACHI  - Dr Fehmida Mirza, Speaker, National Assembly will inaugurate the symposium being organised on the eve of Organ Donation Day at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday.The daylong programme being organised by Transplantation Society of Pakistan (TSP) in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Nephrology (PSN), Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons (PAUS) and SIUT to commemorate Organ Donation Day - 2012 will include series of public awareness programmes, exhibition and pledge posthumous donation of organs by people in general. Organisers talking to APP said there was an urgent need to promote the culture of cadaver organ donation as thousands of people suffering from organ failure lose their lives for want of organs.Cadaver organ donation has become all the more important as non-availability of living donors has turned resource-less sections of the society as an easy victim of exploitation.“Their poverty compels them to sell their organs and there is also no dearth of instances when unassuming and resource-less people were deprived of their organ without their consent,” he said in reply to a question.To another question, he said existent law to counter unethical practices registered in context of live organ donations needed to be implemented in letter and spirit. He agreed that there had also been instances when tissue matching turns to be a hindrance for parents or siblings keen to donate organ to their loved-ones suffering from organ failure.“Availability of cadaver organs can not only help solve the problem of the people striving for a new lease of life but can also put to halt the exploitation of economically weak sections of the society,” said the senior professional. This would be pertinent to mention that cadaver organ donation has been approved by different schools of Islamic teachings including Al Azhar University and is practiced in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia besides in other parts of the Muslim world.Health day programme chalked out: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) in collaboration with KONPAL (Child Right Abuse Society), Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA) and Child Rights Committee (CRC) will hold a Health Walk on Sunday (tomorrow) to mark the World Health Day 2012. The walk, arranged in consonance with the current year’s theme “ Promote Healthy Lifestyle,” will be followed by Spring Celebration at Sea View, Karachi, said the organizers on Friday. The walk will be led by DUHS Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Masood Hameed Khan, is aimed at highlighting the importance of recreational activities and taking healthy food in maintaining proper physical and mental health. The consequent spring festival will comprise recreational activities for families, youth and children including Face Painting, Kite Flying, Outdoor Games, Music, Free Health Consultancy and Tips, Exchange of Health Messages and Nutrition counselling.