Organ Donation: Make your death trigger several new lives

by sejal on May 05, 2008      Category: Others Tags: organ donation cadaver donation organ transplantation

We all yearn for a meaningful life, why not wish for similar death too? Organ donation - a way through which you can continue your good deeds even after your death. Yes, you alone can possibly gift possibly over 5 lives by donating various organs of your body. Read more on http://sejswhirlpool.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/organ-donation-your-death-...

 

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In order to answer a comment on my post, I had put forward the query to some of the prominent organizations (Mohan, NNOS and Gangaram Hospital) supporting organ donation and it turns out that if the death occurs at home, only eyes can be donated. In order to donate the other organs, special ventilator support is required immediately after death, which is possible only in the hospital. But do not let this fact discourage you from pledging your organs, as you never know how you are going to meet your death. Many people die due to accidents in the hospitals, but since there isn't enough awareness about the concept of organ donation, their organs go unutilized. So do spread the word, and most importantly, convince your loved ones about your wish and carry your donor card with you wherever you go.

 

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mynk's picture

Having so much information in a single place helps greatly. Will share it now! :)

Goli's picture

Hi,
Sejal, that was really a useful and informative post. Thanks for connecting it here.

aneeshcs's picture

Hi Sejal!

That was a very informative and inspiring blog! I look forward to reading more such blogs!

Thanks for the posting on ngopost!

Badhri's picture

Hi Sejal,
I am glad you could round off the entire info about organ donation. I initiated a talk by MOHAN foundation @ our office premises, but the talk was so technical in legal aspects that I found it difficult to understand the crux. Quite useful..this!

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Update:

In order to answer a comment on my post, I had put forward the query to some of the prominent organizations (Mohan, NNOS and Gangaram Hospital) supporting organ donation and it turns out that if the death occurs at home, only eyes can be donated. In order to donate the other organs, special ventilator support is required immediately after death, which is possible only in the hospital. But do not let this fact discourage you from pledging your organs, as you never know how you are going to meet your death. Many people die due to accidents in the hospitals, but since there isn't enough awareness about the concept of organ donation, their organs go unutilized. So do spread the word, and most importantly, convince your loved ones about your wish and carry your donor card with you wherever you go.

mynk's picture

Today my fortune cookie on ubuntu read -

A morgue is a morgue is a morgue. They can paint the walls with aggressively
cheerful primary colors and splashy bold graphics, but it's still a holding
place for the dead until they can be parted out to organ banks. Not that I would have cared normally but my viewpoint was skewed. The relentless pleasance of the room I sat in seemed only grotesque.
-- Pat Cadigan, "Mindplayers"

Found it worth sharing here! :)

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