Lakhs of people die waiting for an organ. Even if there was a donor available the gaps in the system starting i.e., infrastructure required for transporting it, cost of the surgery would make transplant an inaccessible option for bulk of these patients.
Organ Donation Day in India is celebrated on 13th of August every year by the people, government organizations and other related professions to motivate normal human beings to donate the organs as well as to understand the value of organ donation in the life of an individual.
Importance of Organ Donation
As per report, more than 5 lakhs of the Indians die every year just because of the failure of their major functioning organs anytime. The organ transplantation could play a major role in their beautiful life by increasing their period of living a life more than expectations. One organ donor can save more than 8 lives in his life by donating his well function organs.
The need of the organ transplants is continuously increasing with the great extents which need more organ donation every year. Instead of availability of the great technologies and therapies the death rate has increased because of the shortage of transplant-able organs.
Organs that can be donated:
- Small Intestine
- Skin tissues
- Bone tissues
- Heart valves
Age limit for organ donation:
There is no strict limit for organ donation. Anyone, as young as newborn or as old 75, can come forward for it. The only thing that is necessary for donation is doctor’s approval of donors organs and tissues. Doctors must check that organs should be in good health and perfectly match with recipients.
So, this Organ Donation Day pledge to spread the knowledge and benefits of donating organs. Public education, lectures and proper media coverage can also do a lot in eliminating the negative attitude of the people towards organ donation. It provides a great opportunity in everyone’s life to come ahead and pledge to donate their precious organs. One can get the new life through the organ transplantation donated by someone.