Organ donation is a noble act, which gives an opportunity to save lives after death. An organ is a part of the body that performs a specific function like Heart, Lungs, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Intestine, etc. For many patients who suffer from end stage disease of various organs; organ donation is the only hope. The donated organs are transplanted into these patients for therapeutic purposes.
Tissue is a group of cells that performs a particular function in the human body, for example Cornea (Eye), Bones, Skin, Heart Valves, Blood Vessels, Nerves and Tendon, etc. Transplantation of different type of tissues can improve the quality of life of many recipients.
Different types of Organ Donation
1. Living Organ Donation
A person, not less than 18 years of age, during his life can voluntarily authorize the removal of organs for therapeutic purposes within the legal framework of the country. He/she can donate one kidney (the other kidney is capable of maintaining the body function adequately for the donor), a part of the liver ( the segments of the liver will regenerate after a period of time in both recipient and donor), and a portion of the pancreas (half of the pancreas is adequate for sustaining pancreatic functions).
Types of Living Organ Donations are:
Near related Donors
Other than Near related Donors
2. Deceased Organ Donation
A person, regardless of age can donate multiple organs/ tissues and give life to many patients after brain-stem /cardiac death. Consent of the near relatives or a person in lawful possession of the dead body is required. If the deceased donor is under the age of 18 years, then the consent is required from one of the parents or any near relative authorized by the parents. Medical suitability for donation is determined at the time of unfortunate event of death.
Is it possible to receive organs from a friend or other than near relative?
As per Transplantation of Human Organ Act, any living person other than near relative can also donate organ for the reason of affection and attachment towards recipient or for any other special reason. Such cases have to be approved by the Authorization Committee of the Hospital, where the transplant is going to take place. Approval of Authorization committee is mandatory in all, other than cases those involving relatives.
If such Authorization Committee is not existing in the Hospital then it can be approved by the respective District or State Level Authorization Committee.
Register for Organ Donation.
HCG aims to spread awareness about Organ Donation, in India. By registering on this website, you are expressing your wish to having your organs and tissue made available for transplantation upon your death. Do understand that this registration is not a legal document/process, but an acknowledgement of your wish to donate your organs. Remember that your family and dear ones would be the ones to who will give the final consent.
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