Toll Free Organ Donation Helpline - 1800 1037100

Upcoming Programmes

1.Chennai:

Organ donation awareness talk for students of Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Adyar on 8th December 2016 at 11.00 am

2.Pune:

One Week Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme, Pune from 16th to 20th January 2017

3.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Regional Transport office, Giripeth, Nagpur every Tuesday & Friday,

4.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Super Speciality Hospital, Tukadogi Square, Nagpur, every Tuesday & Friday.

5.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Government Medical College & Hospital, Medical Square, Nagpur every Monday

6.Chennai:

Organ donation awareness session at the reception of Vijayalakshmi and Thangaraj on 3rd Dec 2016 at 7 pm in Chennai

Organ Donation Figures

Andhra Pradesh (2016) - 365
365
Delhi-NCR (2014) - 50
50
Kerala (2016) - 182
182
Tamil Nadu (2016) - 917
917

FAQs

  1. Why should I become an Organ Donor?

    In India, there are over 150,000 people currently in need of kidney transplants. The wait-list for patients with heart and liver failure is growing all the time as well

    And each year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because no suitable donor can be found for them. The need for organ donors has never been greater. It can be hard to think about what's going to happen to your body after you die, let alone donating your organs and tissue. But being an organ donor is a generous and worthwhile decision that can be a lifesaver.

    All people can be considered as being potential organ and tissue donors after death. However, the presence of active cancer, active HIV, active infection (for example, sepsis) or Intravenous (IV) drug use would absolutely rule out donation.

    Patients who have Hepatitis C may still donate organs to a patient who also has Hepatitis C. The same is true for Hepatitis B — but this happens in very rare cases. Most cancer patients may donate corneas.

  2. Who can be organ donors?

    Every adult can be an organ donor. Children can be organ donors as well provided the parents give consent. A donor can donate the following:

    • upto 100 years : Corneas, skin
    • Upto 70 years : Kidneys, liver
    • Upto 50 years – Heart, lungs
    • Upto 40 years – Heart valves
  3. How does Organ Donation help patients with organ failure?

    For organ recipients, a transplant often means a second chance at life. Vital organs such as the heart, pancreas, liver, kidneys and lungs can be transplanted to those whose organs are failing. 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.

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