SPS Hospital launches an organ donation awareness drive to encourage the majority of people to become organ donors and save precious lives.
In India, more than half a million people need an organ transplant – from kidneys to the heart, to the liver. However, every year, less than a thousand transplants are performed due to the lack of required organs. A brain-dead person can donate 8 major organs, including the heart, two kidneys, pancreas, two lungs, liver, and intestines, along with hands, face, tissues including the skin, bones, cornea, blood vessels, heart valves as well as connective tissue, and lastly, bone marrow, stem cells, peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC), and umbilical cord blood.
Your Decision To Donate Your Organs After You Are Deceased Can Save Up To 8 Lives!
SPS Hospital is also a center for cadaveric and Live donor transplants, providing the organs to the majority of the hopefuls. We are organizing this drive to provide more information about organ donation and transplantation and to provide facts so that the myths and misconceptions might not discourage you.
As per the Indian Government, “Don’t take your organs to heaven with you. God knows we need them here.”
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Organ donation is the life-saving process of donating an organ to a person who has an end-stage condition of that organ and requires a transplant.
Organ donation is of two types –
- Living donor organ donation – When a person donates either their kidney, a part of their pancreas, or a part of their liver, during their life, it is called living donor organ donation.
- Deceased donor organ donation – After a person’s death, they can donate multiple organs such as their kidneys, heart, pancreas, etc.
Anyone, regardless of their medical history or age, can sign up to become an organ donor. There is no age limit for it.
No. Organ donation doesn’t cause any disfigurement to the donor. It is a sterile surgical procedure and the donor’s body remains totally intact.
No. The priority is given to saving the life of any patient. Organ donation becomes a possibility only when all methods of saving the patient’s life have failed.
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Help Us Raise Awareness
The Organ Donation Awareness Drive organized by SPS Hospitals is a special campaign to raise awareness about organ donation and transplantation among people. This drive is suitable for people of all ages and can be promulgated via different visual mediums like presentations, short films, and interaction. Informational booklets would also be distributed among the attendees.
Help us raise awareness about organ donation by –
- Screening our informational materials like films and videos.
- Organizing an informal talk or a pledge drive.
- Inviting us to your Office, School, Society, or College for conducting an awareness session.
- Sharing the information with your family members, colleagues, and friends.
- Promoting the awareness drive on social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter.