Organ Donation…why ?

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Organ Donation …why ?

How does Organ Donation help patients with Organ Failure?

Organ Transplant means a new lease of life for Organ Recipients. Many recipients return to a normal lifestyle after organ transplant.

Unlike for kidney failure where patients can still survive for years on dialysis, people whose livers fail will die without a transplant. For heart and liver failure patients organ transplantation is the only chance of survival as there is no therapy like dialysis for such patients. ... On the other hand, a cadaveric donor can donate all vital organs such as heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and tissues such as heart valves, eyes, bones etc.

Why should ? I become an Organ Donor ?

According to various sources, in India every year,.

  • 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs
  • 200,000 people die of liver disease
  • 50,000 people die from heart disease
  • 1,50,000 people await a kidney transplant but only 5,000 get one

Organ donation is the process of Retrieving or Procuring an organ from a live or deceased person known as a DONOR. The process of recovering organs is called HARVESTING. This organ is transplanted into the RECEPIENT who is in need of that organ.

It has been seen in umpteen situations that relatives are hesitant and unwilling to donate the organs of their loved ones, who have been declared brain dead.

Be an organ Donor ….Leave a legacy of life

Once you decide to donate your organs , you can download and print your donor card which will state your consent to having your organs and tissue made available for transplantation after your death.
Print and keep this card with you at all times. Do understand that this card is not a legal document, but an acknowledgement of your wish to donate your organs.

Pl. remember that your family and dear ones would be the ones to who will give the final consent so it is very important to keep them informed about your wish.
Potential Organ Donors are slipping away and with them slip away the hopes of countless people and families…..

Let us join hands and work together for this cause…..

Donor Card