Aug 6, 2015
Everything you needed to know about Organ Donation
Organ donation has forever been a controversial subject but a selfless act like this can easily tilt the balance of life and death in favor of someone in need. In spite of consistent efforts at public education, there are still a lot of false impressions as well as inaccurate & misleading information regarding Organ donation in our country. The worst part about this entire ordeal is that these misconceptions are often the cause of many people deciding against donating their organs. It’s time to get acquainted with the facts and make an informed decision about Organ Donation
- 1 Organ Donor can save up to 8 Lives and up to 25 different organs and tissues can be donated for transplantation. A person is more likely to need a transplant than become a donor in his/her lifetime
- Thousands of people are on the waiting list for organs, many of which even die during this waiting period.
- Not just adults, kids too require lifesaving transplants but most parents refuse to donate their child’s organs
- While most organs that are transplanted are from deceased donors, patients may also receive organs from living donors. Living persons can donate a kidney, portions of the liver, lung, pancreas, intestines, blood, and still continue to live a normal life.
- People of all ages and medical histories can be considered as potential donors. Even people in their 80′s have donated organs in the past. With recent advances in transplantation, almost anyone can donate an organ. Doctors will analyze the donor’s medical condition at the time of death and accordingly take the final call on the organs and tissue that can be donated.
- Being an Organ Donor has absolutely no impact on the quality of treatment you receive. The donor’s life is as important as the life of any other patient. Just because your organs are registered to be donated doesn’t imply that the doctor’s won’t work hard to save your life. Saving the patient’s life (regardless of whether he/she is an organ donor) is always the doctor’s number one priority
- Organ transplants are conducted in a very professional manner by highly trained medical experts. During this medical procedure, the human body is treated with dignity, care & respect therefore the deceased donor can have an open-casket funeral
- All major religions in India support organ, eye and tissue donation and see it as the final act of love & generosity towards others.
- The donor’s family doesn’t have to bear any expenses for organ or tissue donation. All costs pertaining to the organ transplant surgery will be handled by the recipient’s family or the organ transplant program.
Organ donation is a highly debatable concept, and people are still struggling to come to terms with its religious, social & moral implications in the Indian context. Educating people and spreading awareness about Organ Donation could prove to be very helpful in increasing the numbers of donors in any country.
If you are thinking about becoming an organ, eye and tissue donor after death, don’t let any kind of erroneous beliefs stop you from signing up. Just give us a Missed call on 080800 55555 or visit this link.