A total of 25 organs, including the heart, lungs, the brain dead, can be used for other needy persons. But even today, every year, 3500 people get organs on time.
Nearly one million people in India are on the cusp of death due to the closure of organs due to serious diseases.
Of these, on average, only 3500 people get organs on time, the rest die. There is also a lack of awareness with a lack of resources for organ donation. Allopathy Doctor and Author Dr. Understand from latent Agarwal about organ donation.
What is Organ Donation?
Organ donation takes place in two ways. In the first, the living donor can donate a kidney, a lung, a liver and a part of the intestines. However, he can donate it only to his family or a close relative.
The second is organ donation after death (brain dead). A total of 25 organs, including brain dead, heart, lungs, can be used for other needy persons. Through this, a person can give life to nine people simultaneously after his death.
A person can only resolve to donate his eyes or donate his whole body.
Why Donate Organs if the Brain is Dead?
Only the eyes and skin donated can be used when there is normal death. Other organs can be used only in the case of brain death. In the brain dead, the person’s brain stops working completely.
The chances of such a person’s survival remain zero. Organs of such brain dead persons continue to work because they are on the ventilator. In this case, most of the person’s organ and tissue can be donated. Kidneys can usually be transplanted within 72 hours, liver 24 hours, cornea 14 days and heart and lungs 4 to 6 hours after brain death is removed from the person’s body.
How to Donate?
If you want to resolve organ donation, it is extremely easy. For this, you can go to any nearby government hospital and fill in the Organ Donation Resolution Form. If the form is not available in the hospital, you can fill out the form by visiting the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTO) website www.notto.gov.in. It is a Government website.
You can also contact the toll-free helpline number 1800114770. In addition, some NGOs such as Mohan Foundation, Gift Your Organ, etc. can also be contacted. Once you have resolved organ donation, the organ donation card should always be with you. The organ donation resolution should also be kept in the knowledge of your family members.
How do you meet organs?
Organ receptors i.e. those who need organs have a list on ‘Notto’. Families of such people can also register with the ‘Notto’ either by themselves or through the hospital. It does not matter much that the resilient are financially competent to obtain organs.
The priority on the waiting list is based on the severity of the disease. In addition, the donor and the hospital where the donate is to be processed, the closer the hospital is, it is also determined who will be given the organ. Whether the blood group is matched or not, this factor also plays an important role in the recovery of organs.
How safe is the process?
Organ removal does not harm the brain dead person’s body. Doctors are instructed to remove organs with the utmost sensitivity. There is also a misconception among many that the funeral of the deceased is not that easy after the brain dead is removed.
In fact, it does not cause any difficulty in the final action of a brain dead person. An organ donated person can be cremated in the same way as that of an ordinary person.