“…. Freely you have received, freely give.” (Mathew, chapter 10:8)
In India the current organ donation rate is 0.26 donors per million population as compared to more than 30 donors per million in some western countries. There is serious shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for transplant is ever increasing.
This is where you can help by pledging to donate your organs. Any person aged 18 years or above can pledge to donate his or her organs after brain death by signing a donor card. Head injury, stroke, brain tumour or other serious illnesses may result in irreversible damage to the brain with cessation of brain stem function, even as the heart continues to beat for some time. Such a patient is termed brain dead. Even though the heart is beating, a brain-dead person is medically and legally dead and cannot recover.
KEK group is most concerned about the welfare of the society, in 2015 being part of it 50 family members registered for organ donation and in 2017 more than 50 members signed the consent letter for donation. Our senior member of the fourth generation MR EM Paily was the first person to register and show us the path of humanity
A single brain dead donor can save several lives by donating the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas and small bowel.
No. Once the heart stops beating the blood supply to vital organs is cut off and donation is not possible. However, several tissues like cornea, heart valves, eardrums, bones, menisci, tendons and skin continue to be viable for a few hours after normal death.
No. Organs are removed with the greatest care and dignity by a team of specially trained surgeons.
The Transplantation of Human Organs Act and Rules, as amended from time to time, recognize the concept of brain death and give legal sanction for diagnosis of brain death and deceased organ donation.
Yes. The donor card has no legal standing. Therefore, it is important that you share your decision with your family members so that it is easier for them to carry out your wish.