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12 Amazing Facts About Organ Donation You Didn’t Know

12 Amazing Facts About Organ Donation You Didn’t Know
  1. It is common among Sri Lankan Buddhists to donate their eyes. (Source)Buddhists
  2. In New Zealand, when somebody applies for a driver’s license, authorities check if he/she is willing to donate the organs in case of irreversible body conditions. (Source)
  3. In countries like France, Poland and Belgium, everyone is by default an organ donor. (Source)France
  4. The youngest organ donor in Kerala was a 3-year-old girl who was declared brain dead; her liver, two kidneys and corneas were donated. (Source)
  5. Chelsea Clair, a 19-year-old in Indiana, USA donated her kidney to a stranger, Kyle Froelich, in 2009 and they ended up marrying each other four years later. (Source)kidney transplant wedding
  6. The youngest organ donor in Britain was a five-week-old baby whose kidneys were donated to a 22-year-old man. (Source)
  7. Around 27% of New Yorkers aged 18 and above have enrolled in the New York State Donate Life Registry as organ, tissue and eye donors. Nationwide, the average is 50%. (Source)
  8. The first successful kidney transplant was performed in Boston in 1954. The patient, Richard, received a kidney from his identical twin, Ronald. (Source)Organ donation
  9. Major breakthroughs for skin transplant happened during World War II, when medical experts tried to save soldiers suffering from severe burns. (Source)
  10. Anmol, a 21-year-old Delhi boy, met with an accident and was declared brain dead. His parents donated all his organs which gave a new life to 30 people. (Source)
  11. A kindergarten teacher, Wendy Killian, donated her kidney to her 8-year-old student, Nicole Miller, in 2013. (Source)Kidney Organ Donor
  12. Approximately 5,00,000 people die every year due to unavailability of organs. Around 200,000 people in India need a new kidney and around 100,000 who need a new liver. (Source)

Organ donation

August 13th is observed as Organ Donation Day every year; there is no better time than now to sign up as an organ donor –

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