World Organ Donation Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know About Donation

World Organ Donation Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know About Donation

World Organ Donation Day 2019: Everything You Need To Know About Donation 

New Delhi: Organ Donation Day is celebrated annually on August 13. This day motivates you to come forward and help someone who needs organs by taking pledge to donate your precious organs. The greatest gift you can give someone is, life. Organ donation is the process when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person.

How can you be an organ donor

1.       Deceased Donation – You can become a donor after your death.

2.       Living Donation – Some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive.

Following are the simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Download the donor form from the official website without any cost.

Step 2: Fill the form.

Step 3: You need to witness signature on the form from one of your relatives.

Step 4: If your request is accepted then a “Donor Card” with a registration number will be sent to you.

Unregistered donations are also accepted by hospital. If a person expires without registrations, then thee family member of that person can donate the organs of the dead person. The deceased body will be given back in a dignified way. Donors and their families are not charged for any expenses related to the donation.

You can register yourself on these websites if you want to become a donor :

1.       NOTTO , National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization

2.       ROTTO, Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization

Organs and Tissues that can be transplanted include:

·         Liver

·         Kidney

·         Pancreas

·         Heart

·         Lung

·         Intestine

·         Cornea

·         Middle ear

·         Skin

·         Bone

·         Bone marrow

·         Heart valves

·         Connective tissue

·         Vascularized Composite allografts (transplant of several structures that may include skin, bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues)

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) about Organ Donation

1.       Who can be a donor?

All adults can donate. For the those who are under the age of 18 needs to have permission from their parents or guardian.

Don’t rule yourself out from being a donor because you have a health condition.

2.       Can I sell my organ?

No, the law makes it illegal to sell human organs and tissues.

3.       Can I remove myself from the registered donors list?

Yes, you can change your donor status at any time.  

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