Living for the Second Time – Organ Donation

While reading an article about Organ Donation, I realized that I have known that it always existed, however, even though it has a very significant impact on people’s lives, it has appeared to have a lack of awareness. So today, I decided to write about Organ Donation to spread the awareness! I hope you will let others know about this too!

Organ Donation is an act of donating healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another human being. Organs you can donate include:

  • Internal organs: Kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs
  • Skin
  • Bone and bone marrow
  • Cornea

You can be either alive or dead for the donation. Most organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died. But some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive (eg: kidney).

Experts say that the organs from one donor can save or help as many as 50 people. The best part about this is that you can donate organs EVEN AFTER YOUR DEATH! Yes, you read that right! After you die, your tissues – such as bone, skin, heart valves and corneas – can be donated within the first 24 hours of death. However, for this, you need to register yourself while you are still alive.

22 people die each day waiting for an organ to be donated. Lack of awareness is responsible for 4000-5000 people waiting for a transplant, and I feel we should make this awareness active and start encouraging people.

I see this as an exciting idea that A PART OF YOU WILL STILL BE LIVING EVEN AFTER YOU DIE! Statistics don’t interest me and words can’t do justice to such a sensitive topic. It would mean the world to the patient and their family that my death would bring a positive impact on their lives. Their happiness would make my death not only a bliss but also a meaningful one.

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Here are some helpful links for you :

http://www.donatelife.gov.au/understanding-donation-process

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/is-uae-ready-for-organ-donation

http://www.donorrecovery.org/learn/frequently-asked-questions/

http://www.irodat.org/

 

 

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62 Comments Add yours

  1. I cannot have enough respect for people who donate their organs to the less fortunate! Great article!

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      ank you so much!

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  2. Zainab says:

    Thanks for writing on such a nice topic. It makes us all think that, maybe we should all do something after death too!

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  3. Tango Trio says:

    Great blog and very informative. I have a friend who’s daughter was born with heart and lung problems. Due to a selfless grandmother who’s daughter and grandson were killed in an accident, the baby is a growing little girl, and a delight to everyone who knows her

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    1. That’s beautiful! and thank you!

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  4. As a health professional I am SO grateful you posted this! Some people do not realize they have this option or really understand home important organ donation is. Just last week after a discussion with a friend they updated their status to organ donor 🙂 Your post is beautiful and I am sure you will do the same and help others have a second chance as well. xoKitty

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    1. This means a lot to me coming from a professional! Thank you so much and I will keep spreading the message!

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    2. da-AL says:

      Yes Kitty – so great that you’ve confirmed RASHIDHENIABLOG’s great post 🙂

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  5. momchakra says:

    This is an important post. I signed up to be an organ donor a few years ago, and it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. As humans, if we cannot help our fellow beings, what’s the point of this life!

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    1. I am glad to hear that you are an organ donor, I hope more people start thinking the same way!

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  6. Love that you write about this,I AM a anasthesia nurse and have worked in a organdonation team. Harvesting organs from donors. Very appreciative work. Really saving lives and also Give some meaning to lives cut to short… Og You would accept an donororgan for yourself or someone you love-you should also be prepare to donate your own. Decide today and tell your family,so they dont have to make a difficult descicion in the time of grief.

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    1. Woah, this sounds so good hearing from you..saving lives and bringing joy t them and their famiy is so beautiful!

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  7. abhinavuniyal says:

    Relevant and extremely useful for many who may be new to this or need more reasons to donate.

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  8. Veera says:

    Beautiful post! It´s is such a pleasure to read well-written, thoughtful text. I am sure to follow your blog in the future as well 🙂
    https://byveera.blogspot.fi/

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  9. What a great post! I’m an organ donor. It’s weird thinking of my body going through the process, which is why I think a lot of people hesitate to become a donor. But, my heart, lungs, etc aren’t going to do me any good in the afterlife!

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    1. Glad to hear that you are an organ donor! Spread the message! and Thank you 🙂

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  10. very informative. Thank you for writing this!

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    1. My pleasure! and I glad you could learn 🙂

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  11. Thanks for bringing more awareness to a sensitive subject. My grandfather had a heart transplant that would’ve out lasted him! His heart was still doing wonderful when he passed- but his kidneys not so much. At the time of the transplant, the doctor said we could maybe get 10, 12 years if we are lucky. 15 years later and his heart was still doing great. We are forever grateful for the heart donor. He passed in a motorcycle accident, may he rest in peace.

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    1. Such a heart warming story! Hope your grandfather stays healthy for long!

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  12. Jhilmil says:

    Lovely post, so important to create awareness of organ donation!

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  13. kelly reci says:

    Very interesting topic! I enjoyed reading the article, it was very nice to read post like this, very inspirational

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  14. livanies86 says:

    Wow great article. I have so much respect for people whoe donate their organs!
    http://www.livanies.com

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  15. echoesofhervoice says:

    What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Donating your organs, especially to people you’ve never met (I think it’s relatively easy if they’re family) is the ultimate indication that you’re a good person.

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    1. Thank you! You too 🙂

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  17. Scott says:

    We just signed up for the registry this Spring when we renewed our driver’s licenses! Hopefully someone will benefit from it!

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  18. iiipphy says:

    Thanks for this wonderful piece of information.

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  19. I wasn’t an organ donor when I first for my license, but then thought about the lives that could be saved and quickly changed it!

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  20. Sigrid Braun says:

    I would very much like to donate organs, I find it very important but I am with 64 too old.
    Greetings
    Sigrid

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  21. The most generous thing one can do for this world is to offer himself/herself in order to safe a life!

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  22. This is something each one should know .Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Lucy says:

    The story with the bride’s dad was really touching! Indeed very important topic to bring up.

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    1. Yes it is! Thank you 🙂

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  24. Roby H. says:

    I’m an organ donor and it was the easiest decision I’ve ever made. Wish more people were more thoughtful about how much good they can do after they pass. Thanks for bringing awareness.

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    1. This is so good to know that you yourself are an organ donor, I hope you inspire other people to do the same! and thank you! 🙂

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  25. I’m an organ donor as well. I love the story about the bride’s father donating his heart and the man that received his heart walked her down the isle. That’s such a sweet story! ❤

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  26. Jhilmil says:

    Must know for everyone of us! Great to popularize it

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  27. Organ donation has greatly revolutionized the medical field, this is an information everybody should be aware of. Thanks for this wonderful post

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  28. Urvi Gupta says:

    Such a nobel thing to do. Proud of you 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!

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  29. Kirti Arora says:

    this is such a great cause!

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  30. Vicki Law says:

    It’s the greatest gift you can give, great article. By the way I have also nominated you for a Blogger Recognition Award. Check out the details here. https://skncomplex.com.au/blogger-recognition-award/

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    1. thank you so much!!

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  31. I admire people who donate their organs it is definitely giving some one the gift of life.

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  32. London Mumma says:

    I’m an organ donor and I am super proud to be, to be able to help others is important.

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  33. da-AL says:

    Reblogged this on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL and commented:
    Guest Blog Post: “Living for the Second Time — Organ Donation” in Rashi’s exact words

    Wisdom from a great 16-year-old blogger …

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  34. Mayuri Patel says:

    very informative. We need more people to be aware and donate their organs. Most people including myself are aware of organ donation but never really take a step to register. Where I come from, organ donation is not well organised as they still have to use funds to deal with basic illnesses like Malaria, dengue fever, Aids etc. However, eye donation is a project handled by the Lions Club.

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  35. Rashi Gupta says:

    Great Work Common Named! Haha, though loved your article.

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  36. This was beautifully written Rashi and so inspiring to read from such a young girl like yourself. We appreciate your time in raising awareness of organ donation and hope you motivate others to register their donor decision. More importantly, we hope your readers are encouraged to discuss organ donation and their donor decision with their loved ones, after all, it is the consent of family that allows for donation procurers to go ahead.

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    1. Thank you! And yes I hope that the words spreads and more people are encouraged to donate!

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  37. Informative 👌👌
    I too have written a post on organ donation. Please check it out
    https://thecagedbirdsingsweb.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/to-remember-me/

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