Sudhir Choudhrie: support medical research and education
The segment in “The Dr. Oz Show” highlights Dr. Oz, a non -profit organization formed by Dr. OZ and wife promoted healthy life and prevent disease in children. One of the latest initiatives for health corps is to educate children about organ donations and make families register to become organ donors. “You never know when you can save life,” explained Dr. Oz. Hundreds of heart transplants are carried out every year, but more than 120,000 patients are currently waiting for organs to save lives. The Foundation has become a big part of this initiative. The campaign with organs will seeks to enlist over 62,500 organs donors. This new donor has the potential to save 500,000 lives.
Sudhir Choudhrie, now 67 years old, has laid the action behind his words for the past 15 years. As soon as his recovery, he was involved in supporting Columbia Hospital, the medical center where his life-giving operation was carried out. In 2009, he donated $ 2.5 million to Columbia University to fund Professor Sudhir Choudhrie of Cardiology in Medicine. Choudhrie and his two sons also sat on the hospital advisor council. Recently, his charitable organization funded the Lounge Student of the Sudhir Choudhrie family at the Roy and Diana Vagelos education center from the Medical Center of Columbia University. According to Columbia University, this new facility is “a special center for medical students to steal the breath from their worldly routine and relax for a while.” Explaining Sudhir Choudhrie about his philanthropy, “I feel very grateful to the doctors in Columbia for saving my life and to my donor family.”
In forming a non-profit the Choudhrie family has the aim to support medical research and education and become a resource for families and patients who face the prospect of organ transplants. Recently, this foundation has helped fund a new health service campaign to educate teenagers (and their parents) about the importance of organ donations.