Gautam Gambhir urges fans to donate organs

Gautam Gambhir became the first Indian cricketer to donate all his organs in 2011 © Getty Images

Aug 1, 2013

India batsman Gautam Gambhir on Thursday urged his fans to donate their organs. Gambhir, who had become the first cricketer to donate all his organs in November 2011, said that there is no bigger joy than making a difference to the lives of strangers.

He wrote on Twitter, “I pledged my organs back in 2011. [There is] no bigger satisfaction than giving and making a difference to a stranger’s life. Come on friends, support! (sic)”

According to The Hindu, the Delhi cricketer had also inaugurated the website www.giftalife.org in 2011. It is a one stop destination for all questions about organ donation where the general public can also pledge to donate their organs.