Transplantation Your Kidney
BE AN ORGAN DONOR
As per recent data published by leading news channel, around 1.6 lakh patients are waiting for organs in the nation with a mere 12,000 donors available. The Ministry of Health has estimated that the annual requirement for kidneys could range between 1-2 lakh with a mere 5,000 transplants occurring in reality. According to the Indian Transplant Registry, a non-governmental initiative by the
Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, out of the 21,395 kidneys transplanted in India between 1971 and 2015, only 783 were from cadaver or deceased donors. The lack of awareness and processes and hesitation by family members are some of the main reasons for lower cases of deceased donors in India. Organ and tissue donation helps others by giving them a second chance at life.
Deceased Donation – Cadaver Donation
Pledging yourself as an organ and/or tissue donor is simple. Simply visit the website of NOTTO to join online for donation. In coming time you can also declare your intentions on your driver’s license. Always keep your family informed about your pledging.
You can also consider being a living kidney donor. Living donation takes place when a living person donates an organ or part of an organ to someone in need of a transplant. The donor is most often a close family member, such as a parent, child, brother or sister. Living donation in India is monitored and covered under THOA 2014 act.