Organ donation is the selfless act of donating vital organs, such as the heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, and pancreas, to save and enhance the lives of individuals with organ failure. It offers a second chance at life and fosters hope for those in need of life-saving transplants
Frequently asked questions
Donating vital organs such as kidneys, lungs, liver, and heart are linked to brain-dead patients.
Vital organ donation is possible only from brain-dead persons or those who have totally and irreversibly lost all brain function, including involuntary ones, to sustain life.
In vital organ donation, a four-member physician team determines brain death before organ donation. Those physicians include the one treating the brain-dead patient, an independent physician from the patient’s hospital, an independent specialist and a neurosurgeon or neurologist.
In vital organ donation, the family members of the ‘brain-dead’ person must consent to donate vital organs and tissues.
Vital organ donation happens only in a hospital housing the brain-dead patient as it first involves the determination of the status and followed by the organ donation.
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Organ donation – misconceptions
Most religions support organ donation as a charitable act, with religious leaders and organisations supporting it.
Wealth or celebrity status does not influence organ allocation with illness severity, blood type and other medical factors leading to fair and equitable donated organ distribution for transplanting.
In the case of vital organ donation, a person must be brain-dead to donate a kidney, liver, intestines, lungs and heart.
Organ donation does not disfigure the dead donor’s body as medical personnel reconstruct it afterwards, and it can be given last rites as per custom later.
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