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Organ Donation

About Organ Donation

In India, the current organ donation rate is 0.5 donors per million population as compared to more than 30 donors per million in some western countries. There is serious shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number people waiting for transplant is ever increasing. Close to half a million Indians die, failing to get organs on time. We can help save such lives by increasing the Organ Donation rate in the country. This is where you can help by pledging to donate your organs.


FAQ's

In India, the current organ donation rate is 0.26 donors per million population as compared to more than 30 donors per million in some western countries. There is serious shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number people waiting for transplants is ever increasing. This is where you can help by pledging to donate your organs.
Any person, aged 18 or above, can pledge to donate his or her organs after brain death by signing a donor card.
Head injury, stroke, brain tumour or other serious illnesses may result in irreversible damage to the brain with cessation of brain steam function, even as the heart continues to beat for some time. Such a patient is termed brain dead. Even though the heart is beating, a brain dead person is medically and legally dead and cannot recover.
A single donor can save several Lives by donating the heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, pancreas and small bowel.
No. Once the heart stops beating, blood supply to vital organs is cut off and donation is not possible. However, several tissues like the heart valves, eardrums, bones, menisci, tendons and skin can still be donated up to a few hours after normal death.
No. Organs are removed with the greatest care and dignity by a team of specially trained surgeons.
The Transplantation of Human Organs Act and Rules, as amended from time, recognises the concept of brain death and gives legal sanction for diagnosis of brain death and deceased organ donation.
Yes. The donor card has no legal standing. Therefore, it is important that you share your decision with your family members so that it is easier for them to carry out your wish.

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