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Organ Donation Presentation. Organ Donation What is Organ donation Organ donation is the process of removing tissues or organs from a live, or recently

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  • Organ Donation Presentation
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  • Organ Donation What is Organ donation Organ donation is the process of removing tissues or organs from a live, or recently dead, person to be used in another. The former is the donor and the latter is the recipient. People of all ages can become donors.
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  • Organ Donation Type of donors Some organs can be donated by a living person Almost all organs can be donated by someone dead but this has to reach the recipient within a few hours after the donor's death. In case of live donation the donor should give his consent. In case of cadaver donation, relatives need to provide consent.
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  • Organ Donation Voluntary Donation Almost everywhere organ donation is voluntary Two voluntary systems include 1.Opt In - Where the donor gives consent 2.Opt Out - Where anyone who has not refused is considered as a donor In India we have the Opt in system, while many western countries practice the opt out system
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  • Organ Donation Organs for Donation Some of the organs that are commonly donated - Kidneys Eyes (cornea) Heart Lungs Liver Pancreas Skin
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  • Organ Donation Organ shortage - reasons Family consent, and negative attitude contribute towards organ shortage. This could be due to the following reasons - Religion Fear, ignorance and misunderstanding Legal aspects Media reports on scandals involving organ rackets
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  • Organ Donation Improving Organ Donation Currently organ donation can be termed as a "crisis with a cure." The following are some ways to improve organ donation- Improved patient care to facilitate easier approach for organ donation, in case of patient death Trained transplant co-ordinators and grief counsellors Improved hospital infrastructure Qualified Intensivists and Surgeons
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  • Organ Donation Improving Organ Donation Currently organ donation can be termed as a "crisis with a cure." The following are some ways to improve organ donation- Increased HLA typing and cross matching facilities Improved facilities in packing,transport and retrieval of organs Supporting organization for networking and registry maintenance Effective use of technology to facilitate organ donation
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  • Organ Donation Role of society Society plays a crucial role in transplant programme especially in case of cadaver transplants. There is a urgent need for increased public awareness regarding organ donation and greater effort must be taken to dispel public concerns regarding the same. Organ donation can give a new twist to tragedy. Remember "organs wasted are lives lost".