Thiruvananthapuram: Actor Mohanlal has been named the goodwill ambassador of Mrithasanjeevani, the organ donation programme.

Mohanlal had written to the Chief Minister expressing his willingness to promote the project and the CM approved it.

The Mrithasanjeevani ((Kerala Network for Organ Sharing) project was launched in 2012 to encourage organ donation of the brain dead and the deceased. Monitored by the government, the project is being implemented with the association of private hospitals.

The project has turned a boon for hundreds who suffer from liver, kidney, heart and pancreatic diseases.

Mrithasanjeevani, which promotes the concept ‘Share Organs Save Lives,’ has garnered international attention.