Hyderabad, 13th August, 2021: Deccan Institute of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation (DINT), an exclusive unit of Deccan Hospital, Rajbhavan Road celebrates the World Organ Donation Day with increasing dedication and increasing enthusiasm. The Nephrologists’ team of DINT consistsofDr.N.Pavan Kumar Rao and Dr.S.V.Subhramanyam.
Organ Donation Day is observed every year on 13th of August. The aim of this day is to motivate normal human beings to pledge to donate organs after death, and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Organ Donor are nonetheless next to Gods as they script the destiny of CKD patients and with their sacrifices only, can give a new life to kidney patients.
Organ donation is a noble act, a deed that could be done to save the lives of people even after the donor is dead. On this day, let us come forward and fulfill one more duty of ours as true Indian Citizens by pledging our organs which can save many lives after we leave this planet.
What is the theme of World organ donation Day?
13th August is observed every year as World Organ Donation Day. NGOs, hospitals, health professionals globally spread the message of the importance of organ donation.
What is an Organ Donation?
This is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person (the organ donor) and placing it into another person (the recipient). Transplantation is necessary because the recipient’s organ has failed or has been damaged by disease or injury.
Types of Organ Donation
This is divided into two categories Living Donation: A living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ (or part of an organ) for transplant to another person. The living donor can be a family member, such as a parent, child, grandparent or grandchild, brother or sister, (living related donation). It can also come from someone who is emotionally related to the recipient, such as a good friend, a relative, a neighbour or an in-law (living unrelated donation).
Deceased Cadaver Donation: In this the patient has to register in a hospital that does transplants. The patient will be put on a wait list and as and when the organ is available from an appropriate deceased donor (brain dead) the patient will be informed.
What Can be Donated:
· Deceased organ donors can donate kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, pancreas, intestines can be donated.
· Tissue donation refers to a process by which a deceased person donates parts of his/her body (e.g., skin, heart valves, ligaments, bones, veins, corneas, etc.) for use in transplant procedures in order to repair various defects, injuries, and so forth.
· Blood Stem cells, cord blood, and Bone Marrow is also donated. In order for this to be successful the patient and the blood stem cell donor must have a closely matched tissue type or human leukocyte antigen (HLA).