Organ Donation :One Brain Dead Person can Save 9 Lives

Friday, May 8, 2009


Did you that one Brain dead person can give a life to 9 other person. !!

The Transplantation of Human Organs Act-1994 was introduced in 1994 to help in Organ Donation for the needed ones, and also to stop commercial dealings of human organs which includes both Living adn Dead Donors (Cadaver Donors).

According to this act, a person can donate, a doctor can remove and patients can accept those organs as per the law.

Though the act was passed in 1994, the number of cadaver donors are very less.A single BRAIN DEAD person can give life to atleast 9 (nine) different individuals..Around 8 to 10 Brain Dead persons are found in various hospitals at any point of time in major cities like Bangalore.

Around 8 crores people in India need a transplant,whereas only 20 to 30 people out of every million people may become potential donors.From January 1995 till date, hardly 40 hearts from Cadaver Donors in India were transplanted which is abysmally low as compared to the demand.

Organ failure can strike anybody at any time as a result of illness or infection. For most people who experience organ failure, a transplant is their only realistic treatment option. If you die, your organs could help several people through organ transplants and many others through tissue grafts. For e.g. your liver could save the life of someone whose liver has been damaged through illness or accident. A person who is attached to a dialysis machine could return to full-time work after receiving one kidney. Every effort is made to save your life before donation is considered and donation does not disfigure the body.

What Organs can be donated?

Organs: heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver, and intestines
Tissues: currently transplanted human tissues include bone, corneas, skin, heart valves, veins, cartilage and other connective tissues.
Bone marrow

In Bangalore alone around 2000 patients are with life support of DIALYSIS. All of them need Kidney Transplantation and it is increasing in number. While so far in Karnataka only 10 Cadaver Donations have been taken place.

The Karnataka Olympic Association has organized a Walkathon for Organ Donation on Sunday the 10th May 2009 at 8 a.mThe Flag off from VIDHANA SOUDHA and Ends at SREE KANTEERAVA STADIUM

We encourage everyone including our medical fraternity to Pledge today for Organ Donation and give some a new ray of life... and who knows you too could become a recipient !!

2 comments:

Greetings,
I have created a blog to chronicle our endeavors across the United States to build awareness for organ & tissue donation.
Please visit: http://donateife-organdonation.blogspot.com

Feel free to let your readers know about this blog resource and to encourage similar story and picture submissions.
Many thanks,
Glenn, Heart Transplant Recipient, 1995

Glenn Matsuki said...
May 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

Greetings,
I have created a blog to chronicle our endeavors across the United States to build awareness for organ & tissue donation.
Please visit: http://donateife-organdonation.blogspot.com

Feel free to let your readers know about this blog resource and to encourage similar story and picture submissions.
Many thanks,
Glenn, Heart Transplant Recipient, 1995

Glenn Matsuki said...
May 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

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