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
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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