Facts about Organ Transplant
Many people have misconceptions about organ and tissue donation, which can discourage them from registering as organ donors.
Organ transplantation is the surgical procedure by which an organ or tissue is replaced with a healthy one through a deceased or a living donor. The importance of transplants is that they provide the solution to various chronic conditions such as liver failure, kidney failure, lung and heart failure, and many more.
When you think about whether to be an eye, organ, and tissue donor, it’s very important that you make an informed decision. Here are some key facts that’ll hopefully persuade you to give the gift of life:
- It’s noble cause, saves lives
- You can make a living organ transplant. In some cases, a living person can donate an organ or part of it, provided that their health is not affected.
- There’s no age limit to organ donation. What makes a difference is the health and condition of your organs when you die.
- When you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the only main concern is to save your life.
- Organs that can be given after death are the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, and small intestines. Tissues incorporate skin, corneas, heart valves, tendons, veins, ligaments, and bones.
- Your donated organs and tissues can help or save many more lives than you’d think. Eight, to be precise.
- Social status, fame, net worth, gender, and ethnicity are never considered when pairing donors with recipients.
- There is no disfigurement of the body – A common misunderstanding is that the donor’s body is harmed or disfigured in the process of retrieving organs, which is not true. The process is done extremely carefully by medical professionals, and the deceased individual’s body is given to the family in a dignified manner, for final rights.