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Organ Donation “What we do for ourselves will die with us…..what we do for others remain immortal”

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Organ DonationWhat we do for ourselves will die with us..what we do for others remain immortal

Introduction:Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger.In India, a large number of people die due to road traffic accidents. However, only a small number of people that die due to these circumstances are able to donate their organs.As organs need to be transplanted as soon as possible following the donors death, they can only be donated by someone who has died in the hospital.

Key Reasons for Shortage of Organdonors in India:Ignorance and Lack of Knowledge about Organ Donation.Registering Ones Wish to Donate.Myths and Beliefs.

How does Organ Donation WorkTransplants post brain death must be done very soon after death to ensure the organs remain suitable for transplantation, and the person who has died is not deprived of the opportunity to donate.However, organ donation itself will not take place unless you, in your lifetime, expressed a wish to donate, or the person closest to you in life gives their permission.

How does Organ donation work ???Once the patient is admitted, all efforts are made to stabilize the patient. If those efforts fail, the patient is pronounced brain-dead, but only after the doctors evaluation, testing and documentation.Consent from the family is obtained to proceed with the donation, and the organ procurement organization is informed. Consent from coroner/legal authorities is obtained.In the mean time, the organ donor is maintained on ventilator, and stabilized with fluids and medications. He/she also undergoes numerous laboratory tests.

Recipients are also identified for placement of organs. A surgical team is mobilized and coordinated to arrive at the hospital for removal of organs and tissues.The donor is brought to the operating room. Multiple organ recovery is performed with organs being preserved through special solutions and cold packing. The ventilator support is then discontinued.The donors body is surgically closed and released.

Why should we donate organs ??? People truly need these life-saving gifts.It's FREE to register and donate your organs and tissues.You might never know when you or your loved one might end up on the waiting list.You can give people the ability to be mobile.You can give life, even in death.

How many people are waiting for a transplant?

Who receives organs and what organs are most needed?

119,000+Current number of men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list.

30,970transplants were performed in 2015.

22people dieeach daywaiting for a transplant.

every10 minutesanother person is added to the waiting list.

95%of U.S. adults support organ donationbut only48%are actually signed up as donors.only3in 1,000people die in a way that allows for organ donation.

One Donor Can Save Eight Lives.One person can donate up to 8 lifesaving organs.

How does it works ?

Myths:I am too old to be a donor.I cannot be a donor because I have an existing medical condition.My organs might not go to those who have waited longest or are the neediest.If I donate my organs, it will cause delay to my funeral arrangements.Organ donation may leave my bogy disfigured.

My family will not get to see my body after donation.If I am declared brain dead , I might have a chance to get back into my life.My decision to be an organ donor will affect my medical care.My religion does not support the idea of organ donation.It is enough if I have a donor card.Once I became a organ donor I can never change my mind.

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