It is the process through which organs from live (in rare cases) or a deceased person are retrieved through the process of harvesting. The retrieved organs are then transplanted to the person in need.
You need to register online or through hospitals or NGOs for organ donation. You can even click on this link to get register for organ donation.
To donate organs after death, you get registered first for the same. So that after a person dies, their family or a relative can inform the concerned officials about organ donation.
You have to inform your family or relatives about the same because your family has to give the consent for organ donation and only after their approval the process can be carried out.
Anyone from an infant to a 100-year-old can donate organs and tissues. However, your clinical history plays a key role in deciding whether you qualify for organ donation or not.
You might not be fit for donating one organ but can donate other organs like eyes and skin. And this can be only determined by conducting various tests.
In such cases, doctors will collect a blood sample of the deceased person and analyse it for various diseases before ruling out the organ or deciding that it is fit for donation.
Not really. But in some cases, like if a person has met with an accident and is brain-dead, your family can decide whether or not to donate the organs.
Yes, it is possible but you need to be very quick as the organs function only because of they are on ventilators. But that too is for a limited time after the person dies.
It is impossible for a person to recover from brain death, in which there is no activity in the brain and the person is almost dead. It is not the same as a coma. Here is detailed information on what is brain death?
You just need to call or register with an organ donation firm. And yes, it is free of cost.
One can donate their heart, liver, kidney, skin, eyes, lung and tissues. In some cases, an intestine donation is also carried out but it is very rare.
It depends on the organs and the time for which they have been removed from the deceased person. However, a heart and a lung can stay alive for around 4 – 6 hours, liver for 12- 24 hours and kidney for 48 – 72 hours.
Although very rare, a person whose organs match the one required by the recipient can donate organs. This is quite common between the members of the same family.
Once you get yourself registered, you will get a donor card in a week or two (depending upon the organisation).
The most important fact about organ donation is that it cannot be carried out unless your next of kin gives a nodt. So if you decide later in life not to donate organs, you can inform your family.
Most probably not because at the time of death your family has to give consent for organ donation. If they don’t agree, then it won’t be carried out.
Yes, you can, as the body will ultimately be given to your family. And organ donation might occur in the state you are dead and not the one in which you registered yourself.
No, the family of the deceased organ donor doesn’t need to spend anything on organ donation. Everything will be carried out for free.
Yes, even skin can be donated. People suffering from major skin injuries and burns are the ones who benefit from it. To know more about skin donation, click here.
Almost all religious groups and religions approve organ donation and encourage more people to get registered for the same.
In case of skin harvesting, only the upper layer of the skin is removed. There is no bleeding from the site and no disfigurement. And in fact, bandages will be applied on the parts of the body from where the skin is removed. It won’t be visible to the people who pay their homage.
Your organs won’t be sold but given to the needy. There have been cases of an organ transporting to a distant city or state for transplantation.