National Organ Donor Day:
Celebrated on February 14th, every year. This day is celebrate to encourage organ donation and to applaud all the donors.
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Why National Organ Donor Day?
Do you know two things in this world can fix broken hearts? Look at the following lines by Gene Pitney to find it out.
” Give me a chance to make up for harm I’ve done
Try to forgive me and let’s keep the two of us one
Only love can break a heart only love can mend it again”
Yes, it’s love.Guess what would be the other one??
It’s none other than heart transplantation.we all know about the joy, care and warmth that love gives. Now it’s time to propagate awareness about organ donation.This day is attributed to create awareness and to say to the world that every human being can indeed become immortal by donating his or her organs to someone.perhaps,it is not a help,its our duty.
How we can Celebrate National Organ Donor Day:
Look at procedure for organ donation by US Government information on organ Donation and transplantation.
Register as a donor by providing your consent. Prior to this, inform your family members about your decision. When donor becomes deceased due to natural death or head stroke, his/her organs are protected with adequate care by suppling oxygen.Medical tests for brain death is confirmed for the deceased person.
If the deceased persons organ is fit for donation, then the hospital notifies to OPO (Organ Procurement Organisation).Following the request , a representative from OPO arrives to the hospital to check whether the donor is registered with or not. If not, consent will be obtained from donor’s family members.
After all the formal procedures are done, Organ Procurement and Transportation Network took over the responsibility. It searches the national database to bring out patient details (organ donor-recipient matching process).
Next, a surgical team for transplantation operates organs from donors body and protects with adequate care. OPO representative arranges for transportation of organs. When the organs are received by the hospital,transplantation process starts for the concerned recipient.
Get answers to sort out the negative interventions that stops you from donating.
*Does my life span of kidneys decrease after donation?
No, donors can live normal life as others. However, kidney functions twice to compensate the work of donated kidney.
*Does hospital seek money from recipients for my donated organs??
No, it’s completely a donation. Collecting money is banned as per the enforcement of federal laws.
*Can I change my decision after registering??
Yes, you can. Nobody can ever force you in this regard.
Why to wait? Register at www.organdonor.gov and encourage your lovable to do so.
Use this hashtag #OrganDonorDay for further discussion.
Interesting Facts About National Organ Donor Day:
In 1954, an ecstatic moment happened when Mr.J Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray executed kidney transplant between identical twins. Reasons behind its success was, there was no immunosuppression( a process to slow down the immunity level of acceptor body to welcome foreign antibodies) between genetically identical twins. It was the first successful transplantation.
A study has estimated that nearly 20 people die due to organ failure per day and per every 10 minutes, a name is added to organ recipient waiting list.Nonetheless,this peril could be prevented only by means of organ donation.
Any living or deceased person can donate organ.A deceased donor can save eight precious lives by contributing his two kidneys, pancreas, intestines, two livers and a heart. Similarly living donors can offer their portion of Liver,pancreas,intestine, lungs and a single kidney.however,the latter is not highly recommended.
Liver has the special aspect that it can grow to its complete size and shape within three months after surgery.Therefore,Liver donation is highly initiated by various hospitals.
Human tissues can also be donated including cornea, skin, veins, heart valves, bones and tendons and connective tissues.
History of National Organ Donor Day:
A notable American automobile Corporation named Saturn Corporation incorporated with its business partners,U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other nonprofit health organizations and launched this National Donor Day by the year 1998 to encourage organ donation.