Organ Donation Day in India is celebrated on 13th of August every year by the people, government organizations and other related professions in order to motivate normal human beings to donate the organs as well as to understand the value of organ donation in the life of an individual. The organ donor can be anyone of which the organ can be transplanted to the patient urgently require. The organ donated by the normal human being is saved properly to transplant into the patient whenever he or she require. One can get the new life through the organ transplantation donated by someone.
Organ Donation Day 2016 would be celebrated all over the India at Saturday, on 13th of August.
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.
To aware the people about the need of organ donation.
To distribute the messages of organ donation all over the country.
To remove the hesitations of the people about donating organs.
To say a grateful thanks to the donors of organs.
To motivate and encourage more people towards organ donation in their life.
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.
“If a relative or a friend is donating an organ, the person has to go through various tests to be sure that he/she is both psychologically and medically fit. A psychological evaluation is necessary to understand that the patient is not being forced to donate their organs,” Sundar S, consultant nephrologist at Columbia Asia referral hospital, Yeshwanthpur, said in an official statement.
Important for donors:
· Avoid excessive physical exercise like lifting any heavy objects after the surgery.
· Get kidney function test, urine exam and blood pressure checked every 3 months for a year right
after the surgery.
· After a year, one should go for regular check-ups once in every year.
Following are the top NGO’s and organizations of the country involved in organ donation:
Gift Your Organ Foundation
Gift A Life
Dadhichi Mission from Central India (having centers in Delhi, Modinagar, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhopal, and Bangalore)