Organ Donation.-- Give life a second chanceOrgan donation is a priceless gift.The thought of donating organs may not even have occurred to many people, so the first step is to bring it within the public consciousness. The need for a massive support from the public for transplantation based on voluntary organ donation is essential.
To narrow the huge gap between demand and supply, simplifying organ donation is essential. Donations from a single person can save the lives of at least seven people in need. Skin,kidneys,lungs,eyes,liver,heart,tendons and bone marrow transplants. Of these, blood, bone marrow and kidneys can be donated by people during their lifetime. [the first two are regenerated, and people can live complete lives even with one kidney].
Other organs such as the pancreas, lungs, small and large intestines, and the stomach can also be transplanted.
Transplantation surgeons, counselors, paramedical and medico-legal experts hope to motivate people to talk about and think about organ donation, and a climate where transplantation becomes an acceptable mode of medical treatment. Factors such as race, gender, age, income and celebrity status are never considered when determining organ recipients.
The only element not destroyed is the soul. The physical body does not survive death anyway, so the organs hold no relevance in rebirth as they are destructible. It is the everlasting soul that is reborn. Only the heart, liver and kidneys can be donated.
Many brain dead and accident victims' relatives have come forwarded and donated their kith and kins organs for the needy. By donating they made the dead one's life purposeful, such readiness and magnanimity on the part of brain dead patient's relatives and cooperation between hospitals can do wonders in the field of organ transplant.
The more people who pledge to donate their organs after their death, the more people stand to benefit. Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.
There is a desperate need for more donors. Many people die while waiting for a transplant. If we have some crusaders for organ donation, we would never have shortage of organs and the cadaver organ donation programme would just take off. Factors such as race, gender, age, income and celebrity status are never considered when determining organ recipients.
With awareness increasing, more and more volunteers have pledged their organs and do not hesitate to save lives in the event of a death in the family.
To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
I hope this kind gesture becomes an eye opener to one and all who can join this bandwagon.