Organ Donation Day 13th August 2016
Organ Donation Day is observed every year on 13th of August. Due to lack of awareness, there are myths and fears in peoples’ mind about organ donation. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Organ Donation is donating a donor’s organs like heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and pancreas, after the donor dies, for the purpose of transplanting them into another person who is in need of an organ.
Organ Failures Becoming Almost an Epidemic Now, According to a survey In India every year about 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs, 200,000 people die due to liver disease, and 50,000 people die because of heart disease. Moreover, 150,000 people await a kidney transplant but only 5,000 get among them.
In Our Country there are rising incidence of Diabetes and Hyper-tension and this is causing many organ failures. A single organ donation of a person who passed away can save upto 9 Lives.
The Huge Shortage of the Organs in the Country, Looks Like the only way forward is to spread the word, that the every single person you and I included can save more than just one life.
There is not a sense of clarity when it comes to organ donation. Since there are two kinds of organ donations
- Live Donation: While most solid organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died, some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive.Some living donations take place between people unknown to each other.
- Cadaveric donation: Cadaveric donation comprises organ donation—that is, taking organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, pancreas) from brain dead people, as well as tissue donation, meaning taking tissues (skin, corneas, tendons, bone) from brain dead as well as heart dead people.
Public is getting aware as to organ donation can save so many lives not just one life. Someone can donate their heart, lungs, kidney, lever, the pancreas, all the tissues in the body basically it is about recycling your body!
Following are the top NGO’s and organizations of the country involved in organ donation:
- Mohan Foundation
- Gift Your Organ Foundation
- Gift A Life
- Dadhichi Mission from Central India (having centers in Delhi, Modi nagar, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bangalore)
Instead of so many organisation working on organ donation and helping people making aware of donating organs but still it is a slow process. If ech one start spreading awareness and take it as our responsibility towards society things can change a lot.
Media plays a very important role. Publishing positive stories about organ donation that’s what catches the people’s imagination they realize if someone else can do that why can’t we? Organ Donation is happening by Pune to Mumbai Cool Cab.
Tamil Nadu is one of the major contributor you can say a front-runner when it comes to organ donation. Tamil Nadu is one of the major healthcare sectors since more than 15 years. Government is also playing a major role by putting good policies and lot of mechanism to it. Past 2 years there are more than 120 organ donors alone from Tamil Nadu. Organ donation rate is Tamil Nadu is 1per million population that is 10 times more than the national average.
The campaigns done by various organizations, Private Hospitals are contributing, Government is coming in, People’s will to do organ donation, this as joint efforts will go a long way and will make a difference.
So, Let’s take a pledge to make multiple lives from one life!