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Posted: 13 October 2016 at 12:21am | IP Logged

Donation in itself is a great cause but when this donation breathes life into someone for the second time and shines as a ray of hope when nothing else does, it engraves an unparalleled position in their hearts.

A person who allows his healthy organs or tissues to be transplanted to a patient who is in need of it, is an Organ Donor.

Organ transplantation was first conducted successfully by Dr. Joseph Murray in 1954 when he transplanted the kidney of Mr. Ronald Lee Herrick to his identical twin brother. Dr. Murray won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2010 for his successful advances in organ transplantation.

Organs that can be donated are cornea, kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, lungs, skin, bone and bone marrow. It saves many lives and restores essential functions where no alternatives of comparable effectiveness exist. For example, organ transplantation comes to the rescue of people diagnosed with organ failures.

Usually, organ donation occurs after the donor is deceased but in some rare circumstances, organs such as the kidney and bone marrow are donated by living donors. Living donors must be verified as healthy and fit enough to be able to donate their organs, to avoid any future complications.

As for the deceased donors,  simple medical tests stating if the organs would match the recipient, will be carried out. Cornea transplantation and kidney transplantation are very common. Once the organ is removed, it is immediately transplanted as these organs do not remain viable for long, detached from the human body.

Organ Donation isn't just about granting a prospect of survival to those who are ailing. The families of these recipients are spared from the pain of their losing their loved ones forever. People usually look away from organ donation, maybe because of the anxiety of letting go of a part of themselves, be it even after death. But if it were to be thought about, we're just giving someone else an opportunity to live when we no longer can. And that is just about the most wonderful thing anyone can do.

"Paropakaraartham Idham Shareeram" - 
"The body has been given to us in order to benefit others."

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Edited by verisimilitude - 13 October 2016 at 7:41am

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Posted: 13 October 2016 at 5:21am | IP Logged

Since the first kidney transplant in 1954, Organ Transplantation has gone through a remarkable revolution. Today, being an organ donor not only evokes a sense of being proud but also content. Content, from the knowledge that once we die, aspects of our body will continue to live on as they save other lives. Proud, because even with the growing popularity of life saving organ transplantation surgeries, and the subsequent success stories splashed all over news journals, people are still hesitating to take the initiative to donate their organs. According to surveys, there is an extreme shortage of organ donors all over the world making over 115, 000 men, women and children to be placed in a long waiting process to get their organ transplants.

So what exactly is it that makes people hesitant from becoming potential donors?

Well, like every good thing, Organ Donation, people argue, has a dark side too.

A list of pros and cons for Organ Donation has been compiled to better inform as to what it exactly is.

Saving multiple lives:  single donor has the ability to save up to eight lives. Until a donor becomes available, a transplant recipient has to undergo various expensive treatments that are administered on a regular basis. When a donor does become available, the patients undergo a surgery for the organ transplantation to occur. Once the surgery is successful, the patient is able to live life anew again as they can feel let go of the mental, emotional, physical and financial stress that came along with their medical ailment.

Second chance at life: In Organ Donation, the positives are experienced by both the recipients and donors. Those who received the organ transplant will have a second chance at life, where they will have an opportunity to return to a normal lifestyle. For a living donor, it provides a good feeling and an opportunity to perform a humanitarian act. As for the relatives of a deceased donor, it provides a sense of satisfaction in having the knowledge that their dear loved one continues to live on.


Offer consolation: The grief of families is usually overwhelming if a person dies at young age. For such families, organ donation can be a great way to heal from the sudden death of their loved ones. The knowledge that a small piece of their loved one lives on in someone else's body provides a sense of comfort, especially if the recipient lives on to enjoy a long and fruitful life.  A sense of consolation can also be felt if you donate organs to the individuals who are struggling for life at a young age.


Providing Medical Science a research opportunity: If you are not in favor of donating organs to complete strangers, then you can also donate your organs to science. Medical students require cadavers to perform their procedures in real, but less risky situations before becoming professional doctors. Also, if you are suffering from a rare disease and you donate your organs or body to medical doctors, you will provide a source of research that will help find a cure or treatment for the next patient. Even after your death, you will be able to save many lives when the cure is discovered.


Prolonged suffering of the donors & their families: Most of the time organ extraction from the donor's body is permitted only when the donor is dead, unless they are donating paired organs like a kidney or a lung, where the donor can survive with just one. However, the definition of death is to some extent open and flexible. A person is considered dead medically if they are brain-dead. The darker part here is that many of the organ donors are victims of head-trauma, who end up being ruled dead based on this brain-death criterion. Many argue that the brain-death diagnosisis not exactly a science making chances of error great. In primary brain-death exams, a doctor splashes ice water in the ears to look for shivering in the eyes, pokes the eyes with a cotton swab and checks for any gag reflexes. Finally in the "Apnea" test, the ventilator is disconnected to see if the patient can breathe unassisted. If the patient can't, then they are brain-dead. Once the patient is declared brain-dead, the respirator is reconnected so oxygen can begin to circulate and pump blood, keeping the organs "fresh". In this situation, the patient is called a Beating Heart Cadaver (BHC). The problem is that plenty of BHCs still have brain waves and occasionally, BHCs even start breathing again by themselves. Whether they are actually dead or not might be up for debate, but this uncertainty, quite rightly, has led many people to worry and confusion. The families of the donor go through great suffering as well as they constantly sway between hope and devastation.


Prolonged suffering for the recipients: Waiting for a donor is a stressful experience, especially when the time that separates the patient between waiting and surviving is very slim. The very thought that a recipient will die before any donor turns up, often worsens the patient's condition. If there is still some form of brain activity, the donor will continue to be on life support providing hope to their family, but discouragement to the recipient.


Possible transplant rejection and post-surgery complication: Organ transplantation surgeries bear a great share of risks. Living organ donations may lead to potential side effects, blood clots, hemorrhaging or damage to tissues and organs surrounding the area that is being operated. There is also a chance that the body might reject the newly transplanted organ and all these pains will go in vain. It can also be possible for the recipients to live with the newly transplanted organs for weeks or months before the body starts to reject it. That is equally disheartening, if not more.


Financial issues: While organ donation is freepre and post-surgery hospitalizations are notIf the body takes time to accept the new organ, the recipient will have to stay under medical supervision which will cause the costs to further increase.


Religious obligations: Sometimes the decision of donating organs depends on the religion one follows. Most religions are in favor of blood and organ donations, but there are some which don't allow it. Also, in most cases, donors don't get to choose their organs' recipients. Due to this, donors hesitate to donate since the religious belief of the recipient might differ from the donor.


Illegal trade of organs: Though it is illegal in many countries, the unethical trade of human organs is globally spread due to the huge amount of money that is involved. Many of these rackets have been busted, but many are still operating. Mainly the unbalanced ratio of required vs. available organs is behind this illegal trade. It is worrisome that because of the money involved, many individuals such as prison inmates or kidnapped children are forced to donate their organs against their will.

Even though we compiled a list of possible pros and cons for organ donation, remember, the decision is entirely yours as to whether you would like to become a potential donor or not. Simply remember, prior to making your decision, educate yourself thoroughly.

Edited by ..Ramya.. - 13 October 2016 at 5:45am

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Posted: 13 October 2016 at 7:40am | IP Logged


- In 2015Spain ranked highest when the Worldwide Actual Deceased Organ Donors was being calculated*
Over 119, 000 people are currently waiting on the national transplant list**

30, 970 transplants were performed in 2015**
- 22 people die each day as they wait to get a transplant done**

- One person can donate up to eight life saving organs
- There are almost 2, 000 children under the age of 18 who are currently on the U.S. National Waiting List**

- Almost 70, 000 people on the U.S. National Waiting List are ethnic minorities**
- In 2015, about 63% of the organ recipients were male and 37% were female**

- In 20155, 992 organs from living donors were donated while 31, 918 organs were received by deceased donors**

Edited by asmaanixx - 13 October 2016 at 7:47am

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Posted: 13 October 2016 at 10:30pm | IP Logged
Such an informative thread!
Amazing job Star

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Posted: 14 October 2016 at 1:40am | IP Logged
Such an Informative thread! Star
Great job, CC's team! Clap
Thanks for sharing! :)

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Posted: 15 October 2016 at 7:12am | IP Logged
Wow! It was such an intriguing thread for the amazing cause I really appreciate the team for making this kind of thread 
Its so informative and a creation of awareness between all of us for Organ transplant

I loved the tags and color combo as well

The whole thread was delight to read... Great Job ClapClap

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Thanks a lot for this interesting post cc's 
Such an informative thread Clap

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Beautiful thread guys. Clap .india forum is much more than about tv shows and celebrity...that js proved

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