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Aug 13, 2014
KDAH

Organ Donation – Giving someone the Gift of Life

Did you know…?

1 Organ Donor can save up to 8 Lives and up to 25 different organs and tissues can be donated for transplantation.

Organ donation has always been a controversial subject but a selfless act like this can easily tilt the balance of life and death in favor of a person in need. An individual that does not suffer from any chronic illness is a potential donor. Lack of knowledge and awareness has led to the development of false notions about organ donation.

Understandably, potential donors may have a few reservations about organ donation, which is why we have compiled a list of reasons that will hopefully motivate you to take the first step in giving someone the gift of life. Here are a few benefits of Organ Donation:

Social Responsibility

Every year thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant in the absence of a suitable donor. By pledging your organs you will not only be doing a humanitarian deed and fulfilling your social responsibility but also ensuring that a part of you survives even after your death.

Giving the transplant recipients a second chance at a normal life

Patients suffering from organ failure often have to continue expensive and painful treatments in order to survive. By donating your organs, you can relieve them of such costly routine treatments and give them a fair chance to improve the quality of their life

By donating an organ, the family of the deceased donor, can somewhat be able to feel a sense of goodness that comes from a tragedy. Although the sorrow of losing a loved one cannot be overcome, many grief-struck families of organ donors can at least find solace in the fact that someone on this planet is able to live a productive life because of their deceased relative.

Another advantage for donors and their families is that all costs for organ transplants are covered by recipients or the organ transplant program.

Living persons too can donate a kidney, portions of the liver, lung, pancreas, intestines, blood, and still continue to live a normal life. Most of the times, people volunteer to donate their organ in part or full to an ailing relative but there have been cases whereby individuals have agreed to perform this noble act for strangers completely on humanitarian grounds.

The success rate of organ transplant is high but unfortunately not many people come forward to pledge their organs for the good of an ailing patient.

Your organs benefit someone else after your death but your memory will live on for the grateful people who receive your organs.

Register to be an organ donor today and make a difference by giving someone the Gift of Life:
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