Liver Transplant Consultant in India is approaching all major government and corporate hospitals to help her in the project of Organ Donation Awareness in INDIA specially in North India as this zone of India is far far behind in this education as compared to South India. Organ donation is Need of the Hour. Online consent is available on her website.
Due to extreme shortage of organs in India, patients die while on organ waiting list as they do not get an organ on time, said a health expert, adding that a brain-dead person's organs can give a new lease of life to at least nine people.
Organ donation is the process of removing tissues or organs from a live, or recently dead, person to be used in another. The former is the donor and the latter is the recipient.
People of all ages can become donors, and some very high-profile people have done so: according to media reports, Aishwariya Rai is donating her corneas, while actor Madhavan has pledged his organs along with yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar. The late Jyoti Basu, former chief minister of West Bengal, donated his whole body.
There are two types of organ donation systems involved: Opt In, where the donor gives consent, and Opt Out, where anyone who has not specifically refused is considered as a donor. India uses the Opt In system, while many Western countries practice the Opt Out system.
Lalitha Raghuram, explained in an email interview that there is no problem using organs from a recently deceased person. She said that a brain-dead person's organs can give a new lease of life to at least nine people. The two eyes, two kidneys, one liver, one heart, two heart valves, one pancreas, and two lungs can be donated, she said. There is a huge shortage of organs in India, she said.
Author, Liver Transplant Consultant / Coordinator says there is no doubt that transplantation has a success today and it all depends on the generosity of the donors – dead or alive and is done frequently in USA and Britain for more than four decades, and organ recipients can lead absolutely normal lives.
Author said organs cannot be harvested until a donor has been declared brain dead according to the Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994, which also specifies that organs cannot be bought or sold.
Blood groups should be matched for a successful donation. Author says the public knows so little about organ donation that it is important to take the message of the positive effects of organ donation to the masses, schools, colleges, large organizations, and civic organizations can help.
The foundation is working to publicise the issue. "We organised a 'rally for life' where six youngsters went on a motor bike for nine days across Tamil Nadu spreading the message of organ donation. This year we have organised a short film competition," she said.
The government is sponsoring a seminar on organ donation on Sunday at Vigyan Bhawan. A.S. Soin, chairman of the Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine - The Medicity Gurgaon, will attend the seminar and lead a discussion on "Why Do We Need a Cadaveric Program" of organ donation. He came there just to deliver his presentation.
Author from the field of Liver Transplant in India wants to Guide, Help and Educate all liver disease patients and all those in need of Liver Transplant through her experience of dealing with about 10000 liver disease patients and personally coordinating about 600 liver transplants in India. India has become an attraction for medical tourism specially Liver Transplant due to low cost as compared to other parts of World with higher success rate.A new Liver gives a new life and a well informed decision gives a successful Liver Transplant and complete satisfaction to the patient. The Patient and his family need to have proper Guidance and Education regarding Liver Disease and Liver Transplant procedure before going for this major undertaking. I want to help, guide and educate such patients through my experience as a Liver Transplant Coordinator and to share the moments faced by the patients in their Pre, Peri and Post transplant Period
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