About Organ Donation
Organ pledging is a voluntary act of giving/gifting biological Organ(s) or Tissue (s) of the human body, from a dead person to a living recipient.
How can a person pledge Organs/Tissues?
A person can pledge his/her Organs/Tissues by registering himself/herself with any Organization engaged or working for Organ Donation.
Who can pledge?
Who is a DONOR?
Who is a RECIPIENT?
Who can Donate?
Almost anyone of nearly any age can donate having average heath condition. Although anyone who has cancer, HIV or disease causing bacteria in the bloodstream or body tissues is usually exempted from donation. But this is not always the rule.
Types of Donors:
- Living donors can donate- Kidney, Pancreas, Lung, Liver.
- In case of Natural/cardiac death, the corneas and the body of the person can be donated.
- In case of Brain death,a maximum number of Organs/ Tissues can be procured from the donor’s body like Heart, Kidneys, Lungs, Pancreas, Liver, Bones, Skin and so on.
How are Organs transplanted after donation?
Organs are transplanted through a particular medical procedure. The donated Tissues and Organs are removed in a surgical procedure, based on the donor’s medical and social history, of which are suitable for transplantation.
Does registering oneself as a donor compel a person to donate after death?
No, not necessarily a person who registers as a donor needs to donate at the time of his/her death. It entirely depends on the Donor’s family to take a decision on that matter.
Pledging and donating involves whom?
Pledging involves the donor alone and donating involves the donor himself/herself (after death) and most importantly his/her family members. The conversion of these brain dead patients into donors would take care of the long waitlist of end stage organ failure patients. Organ donation after death is one simple act that does not hurt anyone. There are many people who could use our organs after death.