“Strangers who die but give a way to live for others; I m not sure if a person can be more of a hero”
Organ donation is a process of donating our organs, after death, to a person in need of a life.
It is called the gift of life. No words can ever express gratitude for this selfless act of passing something so valuable. It is the legacy that we can leave behind, a priceless treasure that would be cherished by someone who receive, his family and our loved ones too.
When it comes to Organ Donation, most of the people think of heart, lung, and kidney transplants, but there are a number of organs and tissues that can be donated:
- Organs such as the kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, and intestines
- Corneas (the outermost layer of your eyes, which allows you to focus your vision)
- Tissues such as heart valves, skin, bone, and tendons
- Hands and face
- Blood stem cells, cord blood, and bone marrow
- Blood and platelets
- Middle ear, pancreas.
There are several myths going all over the world, masking the thinking capacity of people. Like some people believe that a person’s soul will not rest in peace if the body is not intact at the time of performing last rites. Some people even feel that if a person donate his/her eyes, they might be born blind or even without eyes in their next birth. These are purely superstitious beliefs.
Truths of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation-
- Anyone can register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, regardless of age, race, or medical history.
- If an individual donate, his donation status does not affect medical care. The first priority of medical professionals is to save lives.
- Organ, eye and tissue donation does not become an option until death has been declared.
- All religions in the United States support donation and view it as a final act of love and generosity.
- There is no cost involve to the donor or their family for organ, eye or tissue donation.
- The donor and the family are treated with the utmost care, respect, and dignity throughout the donation process.
- A “living donor” can also save lives by donating a kidney or a part of the liver, intestine, lung or pancreas.
Don’t think of organ donations as giving up your body part just for a random stranger, instead see this as an opportunity of letting your part be alive for another life.