All you want to know about organ donation in India
Organ Donation Day in India is celebrated on 13th of August every year by the people, government organizations and other related professions. This encourages healthy human beings to donate their organs. Moreover, it helps us to understand the value of organ donation in the life of an individual.
Importance of Organ DonationThe donor of the organs plays a role of God in the life of organ transplanted person. One organ donor can save more than 8 lives in his life by donating his well function organs.
Who can donate organAge,caste or gender are no restriction for donating an organ. Almost everyone of us can donate organ including children after taking consent from their parents. However , if someone is having one of the following medical conditions, it is better to consult with organ donation specialist: 1. Ongoing HIV treatment 2. Ongoing cancer treatment 3. Active infection like sepsis 4. Intravenous drug use
Which organs can be donated?Contrary to popular belief, we can donate many other organs besides kidney and eye. We can donate heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and cornea. Moreover, tissues like skin tissues and bone tissues can also be donated. Also, some of the peculiar one include small intestine, heart valves and veins.
How and where to donate organs?Many NGOs and organizations of the country involved in organ donation. Following is the list of some of them:
- Mohan Foundation
- Gift Your Organ Foundation
- Gift A Life
- Dadhichi Mission from Central India (Delhi, Modinagar, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Bangalore)