KARACHI – National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza has appealed for more and more organ donation and described it an act of profound generosity and a service to the humanity.Some 50,000 people lost their lives every year due to end stage or organ failures. The prime factor in majority of cases is paucity of organs and ignorance about the scientific treatment, she said while speaking at the auditorium of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Karachi. The SIUT observed the Organ Donation Day on Saturday. The Organ Donation Day campaign was organised by the SIUT in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons, Transplantation Society of Pakistan and Pakistan Society of Nephrologists. The office-bearers of all the three organisations also spoke on the occasion.Dr Fehmida Mirza, who was the chief guest on the occasion, highlighted the statistics that prevailed in the country. She said that some 50,000 people lost their lives every year due to end stage or organ failures. She underlined the need to tackle this problem by ensuring availability of more organs and by inculcating the spirit of compassion for those whose lives are in danger.Dr Fehmida reminded that treatment of organ transplantation is well established in most part of the world including the Islamic World. She said President Asif Ali Zardari was one of the heads of States who has also signed the consent card. She recalled that in this regard the organ donation law has been promulgated in the country in recent past which allows deceased organ donation and also prohibits any trade of organ transplantation. She greatly lauded the services of SIUT. Professor Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Director SIUT gave an overall view of cases of organ failures that are experienced in Pakistan as well as in other parts of the world. While discussing the constraints and remedial measures, he made a passion appeal to the society to support organ donation campaign for the relief of ailing population. Quoting the statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO), he said that Pakistan as a part of South East Asian Country is one of the lowest in providing transplant surgical facilities.The family members of those persons were also present who had donated their organs to the needy persons at the time of their demise. That included Anwarul Haq, father of late Naveed; Mrs Razzak Memon, wife of late Dr Razzak Memon and Quratulain, mother of Master Arsalan, the first liver donor in Pakistan.Dr Fehmida also gave her consent card expressing her willingness to donate her organs. Many prominent personalities have already joined the campaign by giving the similar consent.