The Invaluable gift
Organ and tissue donation is a great humanitarian act. It can provide the gift of better health, eyesight, or even life itself to a fellow human being.
Organise a part of the body that has particular task, like the heart which phone is blood all the kidney which means that
Tissues different materials in the body that each help the evidence to work, like blood or skin.
Donation giving an organ or tissue for a medical team who can use it or treat someone when there is no other cure Transplantation the operation to put up A healthy don't take it all going into the person who needs it, after there is as Phil Donor the person who gives the organ or tissue.
The need is great:
Why donations are so important
Thousands of people in India die every year because their heart or kidneys have been badly damaged by disease.
More than 2 million Indians, mostly children, suffer from blindness because of the damaged cornea. (The front part of the eye).
Technology has made amazing what progress but body organs and tissues cannot be made by science.
Organs cannot be bought. They must be a gift.
All world’s religions-including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism - approve of and support organ donation, considering it an act of charity. The cost: nothing
The value: priceless
All you need to do is sign an organ donation card.
Who can donate?
Almost any healthy individual, young or old can donate organs.
"On 7 February 1999, baby girl was born in Delhi. It was not just another birth; she was born with two holes in her heart. The tiny creature struggled, but on the fifth day she breathed her last. Although her parents were shattered, they came up with the idea that if the babies were was donated; her little life would not have been completely futile. She would have left behind to grateful people who would be seeing the world through her eyes. Though she was too young to have a name, the youngest known I don't know was not too young to make the most meaningful donation." Recounted by Shivani and Rajiv Joshi, parents of five day old eye donor.
The basics of eye donation
Eyes provide the gift of site through corneal transplants, that is, using the clear front part of the eye Surface to replace one that has become scarred and cloudy.
Eye donation is voluntarily and costs the donor nothing.
Contact the nearest eye bank to register your promise.
The eye bank will provide you with an eye donation card.
Carry this card with you at all times.
Tell your relatives of your wish to donate your eyes.
If possible, mention your wish to donate organs in your will.
Eyes of a deceased person can also be donated whether or not he has pledged his eyes in his lifetime. Under law, Relatives of the deceased can donate his or her eyes provided he or she has never spoken against eye nation.
Eyes should be removed by medical personnel within six hours of death.
The basics of other organ donation
Organ donation is voluntarily and costs the donor nothing.
Get a donor card from your local hospital and fill it out.
Carry this card with you at all times.
Share your decision with family members who will attend you at the time of death.
If possible, mention your wish to donate your organ in your will.
A living person can donate:
A kidney, as only one kidney is needed for the donor to live a normal life
Part of the liver, as the font left behind can make up for the loss and the donor continues to lead a normal life.
The following organs can be used immediately after death:
Heart, with all without the lungs
The whole body-four important research by medical students
Vishal Chadha's father was an eye donor. Praying tribute to his father’s selfless example, Mr. Chadha pledged to donate his own body for medical research on the second anniversary of his father's death. Reported in "the Hindustan Times", 7 March 1999. Donation of most organs happens when a doctor is sure that the heart has stopped finally. This is called "heart beat death". Donation if this happens is not advised.
Frequently asked questions
1) "Are there any costs to the donor or his family? “
No. All costs are handled by the organ donor donation programme of transplant center.
2) "What can be donated? “ Kidneys, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas, small intestine, corneas (eye) , bone, bone marrow, heart valves, connective-tissues (skin and tendons) and blood vessels.
3) Will the hospital staffs efforts to save your life be lessened if it is known that you are a donor? No. The transplant team does not become involved until after the doctor is sure that all efforts to save your life have failed.
4) "What about the body after donation? “ The removal of organs does not change the basic appearances of the body and it will not change funeral arrangements.
5) "Can I donate some organs and not others? “ Yes. You can decide which organs you wish to donate.
6) "Can my family meet the person who receives my organs? “
No, the person you help will always remain anonymous (Unknown), but the family may still feel comfort knowing that the organ was used to re-store eyesight or hell.
7) "Who can donate? “
Anyone over the age of 18 can donate organs. The body of a deceased person below the age of 18 can be donated only if the parents agree.
8) "Is my decision confidential? “
Yes, your decision is completely confidential (Private). However, we advise you to tell your doctor and your family members of your wishes.
9) "Can I change my mind later? “
Yes. Just tell your family members and tear up your card.
10) Where to donate?
Heart and liver: in India, only one location is available for transplantation, which is the all India Institute of medical sciences (A I I MS) in New Delhi.
Kidneys: transplantations are performed in many hospitals in the major cities of India.
Eyes: check for the nearest eye bank in your local community.
Whole-body: contact your nearest medical College for more information.
Only one person can save the lives of five people And restore sight to 2.
Pledge to donate
Says Mr. Sanjeev Chopra, who lost his father to cardiac arrest in Delhi on 12th July, 1998:
"We don't need that my father’s eyes to carry out his wish. We have only performed or duty. In our own way, we have tried to make a very small contribution towards humanity. I am grateful to all my elders who supported me in my decision to donate the eyes. Can there be anything more terrible than seeing your own father dead? I can only say that this small gesture of ours has given me and my family a tremendous amount of satisfaction; some kind of an inner peace."
If you do not understand any of the advice in this booklet, or you would like more information, contact your local doctor or health clinic.