Organ Donation Day in India is celebrated on the 13th of August every year in order to increase the human beings to donate the organs as well as to understand the importance of Organ donation. Organs Donation Day is celebrated to give Respect to those people who have donated their Body Organs to the needy people.
You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives; you can save lives too by donating organs. As a fact, each person can save the lives of up to 7 individuals and can enhance the lives of over 50 people by way of tissue donation. Organ Donation is not a tragedy but it can be a beautiful light in the midst of one.
Organ Donation is done when a person allows an organ of theirs to be removed after he or she dies for the purpose of transplanting them into the needed ones and can also be used for Research. The person who gives the organ is called as a Donor and the one who receives the organ is termed as a Receiver. There are many people in the World who are donating their Body parts for the use and lives of the needy people.
All of us can donate organs irrespective of the age, caste and religion. Organ donors are usually dead at the time of donation but it can be living too. Still persons suffering from Cancer, HIV and some Infectious diseases are some of the contra-indications.
There is an improvement in the Immunosuppressive drugs due to which the organs survive for more periods of time. Immunosuppressive Drugs helps in successful procedure of both Donation as well as Transplantation.
Important organs like heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas can be donated if the person has died in case of Brain Death whereas organs like skin, bones etc can be donated only in case of natural health. The organ transplantation can play a vital role in receiver’s life by increasing their period of life more than the expected. It allows many recipients to return to a normal life.
The main objectives of this day is to Aware the public about the need and importance of the organ donation, to distribute the merits of organ distribution all over the country and to say a grateful and heartily thanks to the donors of organs. Most of the donor families agreed to donate organs as they felt that it was the only positive outcome from their loss. It is very important for people to first check their Body Organs which they wants to transplant before transplanting it to the other person who needs it.
There are several misconceptions exists in the people’s mind about the organ donation day because of the low level awareness. Some people do not show any interest towards the organ donation because of the family pressure or their own fear and myths. People who are donating the Organs are called as the real hero as it is very difficult to sacrifice own Body Organ to the other people.