Organ Donation and How You Can Save a Life

Updated on 18 August 2022

They say only a life lived in the service of others is worth being lived; but have you ever imagined yourself serving people even after you die? Today, every donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation is one such service where you can positively impact the lives of people both while you are alive and even after your death. The decision to become an organ donor gives a ray of new life to someone. Shared below are a few facts that are crucial for you to know if you wish to miraculously give someone a new life.

Who Can Donate?

People of all ages and backgrounds can be donors. However, if one is under the age of 18, they must seek permission from their parents or guardians to become an Organ Donor. Did you know - to date, the oldest donor in the U.S. was age 93? What matters is the health and condition of your organ, not your age.

What Organs Can a Deceased Donor Offer?

Person after their death can donate their Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Lungs, Pancreas and Intestine. The skin, bone tissue (including tendons and cartilage), eye tissue, heart valves and blood vessels are transplantable forms of tissue.

What Organs Can a Living Donor Offer?

While one is alive, they can donate one of their two Kidneys, a Lung and a portion of the Liver, Pancreas or Intestine. A living person may also donate tissues for transplantation, such as skin, bone marrow and blood-forming cells.

Is It Risky To Become a Living Donor?

The donation can only take place once an authorized doctor certifies, based on certain lab tests, that the organs and the donor are healthy. The donor is also carefully evaluated for physical as well as psychological fitness to be making a sound decision.

What is the process to give and receive an organ?

The National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) functions as the apex body for activities relating to the procurement, allotment and distribution of organs in India. Once registered with them, a centralized national computer system matches donated organs to recipients. The factors used in matching include blood type, time spent waiting, other important medical information, how sick the person is, and geographic location. Race, income and celebrity are never given special preference.

You can register yourself at www.chlhospitals.com or Call our Centre for Transplants at 0731-4775137 for more information on organ donation or if you wish to become an organ donor. Our well-equipped facilities for donating Kidneys, Heart, Bone Marrow and Liver are considered amongst the best in Central India.

This is general information and we will certainly come back with the particulars of various organ transplants.






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