To understand the importance of organ donation in a person’s life as well as to encourage the common man to donate organs, every year on August 13, Organ Donation Day is celebrated in India by people related to government organizations and other businesses. Organ donor can be anyone whose organ can be donated to a very needy patient. To be transplanted into the patient, the organ given by the common man is properly preserved so that it can be used on time. Somebody can get a new life from a part given by someone.
World Organ Donation Day 2021
Organ Donation Day 2021 will be celebrated all over the world on Friday, 13th August.
importance of organ donation
According to a report, at least 5 lakh Indians die every year due to damage to the main functional organs of a person at any given time. They still want to live because they are not satisfied with their life but due to natural crisis they are unable to do so. Organ transplantation can play a big role in her beautiful life by increasing her time to live a life that exceeds her expectations. The organ donor plays the role of a god in the life of a transplanted person. An organ donor can save more than 8 lives by donating his well-functioning organs. The Organ Donations Day campaign, which is celebrated on 13th August, gives a wonderful opportunity in everyone’s life to move ahead and take a pledge to donate their precious organs.
It is the dedication and hard work of medical researchers who experimented with many failures over the years to achieve successful results on organ transplantation as well as organ Donations in human life. Ultimately, he succeeded in the crucial process of organ transplantation. Kidney, liver, bone marrow, heart, lung, cornea, digestive gland, intestine are the organs that can be successfully transplanted through medical treatment. The development of immuno-suppressive drugs may lead to successful organ transplantation and Donations, thereby increasing the survival rate of organ recipients.
In modern times, due to the development and growth of new technology and treatments, the need for organ transplantation is continuously increasing on a large scale, which requires more organ Donations every year. Despite the availability of good technology and treatment, the mortality rate is increasing because of the lack of transplantable organs.
- To make people aware about the need for organ donation.
- To spread the message of organ donation across the country.
- Removing people’s hesitation about donating organs.
- To express gratitude to the organ donor.
- To encourage more people in their lives to donate organs.
Which organ can be donated?
- digestive gland
- skin tissue
- bone tissue
- heart hole
There are many organizations and people in the society initiating organ donation; One of them is Times of India which is spreading the message of organ donation all over the world through daily effective and real news including statistics about its fulfillment and need for organ donation. The news of TOI raised a hope among the people who really need organ transplant. TOI carried the great message under the title “Life can begin after death”.
According to him, there are many such people all over the country who have lost some vital organ and they need another person’s part to continue their life. Only after brain death can the need for organ transplantation be met through the process of organ donation. But just because of rumor and confusion, the number of organ donors in our country is very less even today. Be a role model for your great country and family in your life by donating your organ to anyone who desperately needs your precious organ.
Organ donation drive by Times of India
A message by Times of India to all of us:
A son’s mother said that her son would be back home for his 9th birthday.
Why is she lying?
Because, she cannot tell her son that he has a bad liver. She can’t tell him that she is one of the millions of Indians who need an organ transplant. But there are not enough organ donors.
He really has no choice but, we can make it happen in real through our organ donation. We have to ‘sign up’ to be an organ donor and increase his son’s chances of survival.
So, is he still a liar??? it depends on us
Register to be an Organ Donor: www.OrganDonationDay.in
To show your support, give a missed call to: 8080055555
Statistics as per Times of India
In the whole country, most of the organ donation takes place in the middle of one’s family, that is, a person donates organs only to his relatives. In various hospitals, about 4000 kidneys and 500 livers are donated annually by their relatives only for their patients. He donates one of his kidneys and of his liver (as it can return to normal after 6 weeks).
About 20 heart and lung transplants are performed annually at the Chennai center, while the demand is high. Every year 2 lakh cornea transplants are needed whereas only 50000 are donated. Due to its lack of clarity and misunderstanding, there is a lack of organ donation by the Indian people rather than a greater awareness of the subject.
Where and how to donate organs
The country’s leading NGOs in organ donation include:
- Mohan Institute
- own organ donation institute
- gift to a life
online organ registry
For those who wish to donate their organs, there is a facility of online organ registry all over India. Assures proper use of the donated organ in future as well as proper organ donation registry according to the priority of the need of the organ for the recipient. Transplant Registry in India was started by the Indian Society of Organ Transplants in 2005, followed by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2009 followed by the Department of Health, Government of Kerala, Department of Medical, Health and Family Welfare in 2012, and Rajasthan in 2014. by the government. There is a second scheme for the National Organ Registry by the Government of India.
Organ Donation-Donor Card
Organ Donor Card provides access to organ donation after death. This facility is provided by Mohan Sansthan to spread awareness and get organ donation pledge in the whole country. Over the years, the institute has distributed lakhs of such cards in English and other Indian regional languages. The organ donation campaign in 2012 (in association with DAAN, HCL Technologies, Chennai Police, Apollo Group Hospital, Indian Institute of Medicine, Kadavar Transplant Program) received over 12,900 pledges from doctors, police and corporate employees. Whereas in 2013 this campaign was run by TOI (in association with Shatayu, Gift a Life, Gift Your Organ and Mohan Sansthan) in which more than 50000 organ donation pledges were received.
Fear and Rumors About Organ Donation
Due to less information and awareness, there is a lot of false talk and fear in people’s mind regarding organ donation. Most of the people do not have awareness about organ donation like which organ can be donated, when it can be donated, how to get registered for it etc. Because of their fear and myth or family pressure, they do not show their free will to donate organs or some people are not willing to donate organs.
Organ donation competition is being run by Times of India.
As an organ donor through your Facebook app, you have to join facebook.com/toimatimes and invite your family and friends to join. The 50 first donors (promoting more and more names to join) will receive a prize of Rs 10,000 from the Times Institute.