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
- Bone and bone marrow
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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