On October 14 of each year the World Organ, Tissue and Transplant Donation Day. This date was established by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the purpose of encouraging everyone in the world to want to be a donor and thus save the lives of other less fortunate people with regard to physical health.
It is not easy to make the voluntary decision to go under the knife, but, Can you imagine the impact it could have on others?
A part of you is life for another.
A transplant is a surgical procedure to remove an organ or part of it from one person and place it in another person whose organ is no longer working properly.
Anyone can donate an organ, regardless of age and race. And if someone under 18 wants to do it, they will only require the permission of their guardian. In general, the person is asked not to have any medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.
Living donor transplant.
The popularity of living donor organ donation has increased dramatically in recent years as an alternative to donating organs from deceased patients, due to the increasing need for organs for transplantation and the shortage of organs available from deceased donors. More than 6,000 living donor organ donations are reported each year in the United States.
Living kidney donation is the most common type of living donor transplant. People can donate one of their two kidneys, and the remaining kidney is capable of performing the necessary functions. Living donors can also donate part of the liver, and the remaining part will regenerate, almost grow back to its original size, and perform its normal function.
Kidney and liver transplants are the most common types of living donor organ procedures, but living people can also donate tissues for transplantation, such as skin, bone marrow, and hematopoietic cells (stem cells) that have been damaged or destroyed by illness, drugs, or radiation.
One Donor, Much Impact
When someone registers as an organ donor, if you think about it, you can assume that you will only help one person. In fact, a single donor can save up to eight lives with its organs. Isn't it amazing? Saving one life is extraordinary, but saving eight is almost miraculous.
Focusing on a single state, if half the population became organ donors, we would form a miraculous movement to save lives.
Benefits of being an organ donor.
Not everyone is born with organs that will carry them through a lifetime. Tens of thousands of people with health problems are placed on waiting lists each year for organs that could save their lives. For these people, finding an organ donor match is a matter of life and death. Many of them don't because the demand is much greater than the supply. Becoming an organ donor has advantages for both the recipient and the donor.
- Save lifes. It is possible to leave this world and continue helping people; you just have to become an organ donor.
- Family grief decreases. Families tend to endure the grieving process more easily when a loved one is an organ donor. The idea that the death of your family member will result in something positive for someone else provides comfort during a difficult time.
- Feel good with yourself. The act of giving life to those who could not have lived otherwise without you is something that is going to make him feel good about himself. Knowing that you have done something good for your neighbor can enrich your life. Simply signing up for the program means that you have done your part.
There are many ways to achieve the immortality of memory. But undoubtedly one of the most moving is becoming an organ donor. And you, have you already thought about this possibility? Today can be a great day to do it.