World Organ Donation Day is commemorated every year on August 13 to raise awareness of the value of organ donation. Healthy organs and tissues are removed from one individual during organ donation and transplanted into another. According to experts, up to 50 individuals can be saved or helped by one donor's organs.
Organs one can donate include:
Most organ and tissue donations can happen after the donor has passed. But a few organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive.
Any age and any background are acceptable for organ donors. If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian's permission is necessary. You can sign a donor card to declare your desire to donate if you are 18 years old or older. You should also let your family know what you want.
Kidneys and livers are the two organs that are used the most frequently. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, around 83 percent of those on the national transplant waiting list are awaiting kidney transplants and approximately 12 percent are awaiting liver transplants.
Organs are surgically removed from the donor in an operating room. The organs are then delivered to the hospitals that are waiting to perform transplants. Throughout the donation, the donor is treated with respect and reverence.
Organs and tissues will be removed by the surgical team. Following the removal of the organs, acceptable tissues like the bone, cornea, and skin are removed. All cuts are closed. Organ donation doesn't prevent open-casket funerals.
Due to their great susceptibility to infections in the later stages of the donor's life, lungs are the most challenging organ to transplant. They may be harmed while being removed from the donor or may pass out as soon as the surgeons start ventilating them following the transplant.
People with certain conditions, such as suffering from HIV, actively spreading cancer, or severe infection would be excluded from organ donation. Having a serious condition like diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating as a living donor.
Brain donation is different from other organ donations. Your brain will only be utilized for study as a brain donor; it won't be donated to someone else. You voluntarily consent to donate your organs to others to prolong their lives.
Organ donation poses immediate surgical risks such as discomfort, infection, hernia, bleeding, blood clots, wound problems, and, in extreme circumstances, even death. There is a lack of data on living organ donors' long-term outcomes, while research is progressing.
Living donors might be asked to give up smoking before the donation, and if they smoke heavily, they might be asked to visit a pulmonary doctor to have their breathing checked.
Age is not a consideration, and the majority of medical disorders do not hinder donation. Very few illnesses would disqualify you from being an organ donor. Donation would be prohibited in cases of some serious illnesses, including viral meningitis, active tuberculosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and a few others.
Living and deceased organ donations are the two categories or types of organ donation. Due to a lack of organ donors, about 500,000 people in India pass away each year from lack of organ availability. Live donations are made while the donor is still alive, whereas deceased donations are made after the donor has passed away. There are two sorts of death: cardiac or natural death and brain death. In the event of brain death, all organs may be donated. Donation of a heart occurs in the surgery room.
Organ donation is called a crisis with cure. The ways to improve organ donation are-
DONATE ORGANS ON EARTH PRIOR TO DEATH AS THEY WILL BE NEEDED HERE BY SOMEONE ELSE.
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