Monday, 5 August 2013

Organ donation day 6th aug

Organ donation day 6th aug

Organ donation is the harvesting of an individual's organs after he or she dies for the purpose of transplanting them into another person. The person who gives the organs is called a donor while a person who receives the organ is called a recipient.

For organ recipients, a transplant often means a second chance at life. It allows many recipients to return to a normal lifestyle. For others, a cornea or tissue transplant means the ability to see again or the recovery of mobility and freedom from pain.

Organs must be removed as soon as possible after the determination of brain death, while circulation is being maintained artificially. Tissues may be removed within 12 to 24 hours.

Vital Organs like heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and pancreas can be donated also in case of ‘brain death’. However other tissues like corneas, heart valves, skin and bones can also be donated in case of natural death.

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