Jumaat, 16 Januari 2009


It is the gift of one body parts after death for the purpose of transplantation.
Transplantation is an operation which involves the replacement of diseased and defective organs & tissues with healthy ones from donors. This treatment helps save lives of people. Organ and tissue donation is the ultimate humanitarian act of charity.

What are the organs & tissues that can be donated?
The commonly transplanted organs are kidneys, heart, liver, lungs and pancreas while the transplantable tissues are eyes, bone, skin and heart valves. Thus a single donor can save the lives of a number of people

When are the organ & tissues removed?
Only when death been confirmed by two registered doctors. The doctors involved with certification of death are not involved in the transplant operation at all

Will my hospital treatment be affected if they know that i am a donor?
Absolutely not. The doctors will undertake every know measure to save your liferight till the end. Only when they are satisfied that you are dead will the question of organ & tissue donation be discussed with your relatives

Are there any religious objections?
No. All the major religions of the world-Islam, christianity, Buddhism,Hinduism and Skihism endorse organ & tissue donation as the ultimate act of charity and benevolence.-

How are the organs removed?
The process of organ and tissue donation involves a sterile surgicaloperation undertaken by a skilled team of surgeons. There is no mutilation or disfiguration of the body. The donor is treated with utmost respectand dignity as tin any operation. Following removal of the organs and tissues, the surgical wound will be closed just as in any other operation.

What if i change my mind later?
Organ donation is voluntary and if at any point you decide against donating your organs and tissues, all you have to do is to inform your family about it an return your donor card.

Wil the process of organ donation delay the funeral arrangements?
Not at all. Arrangements for funeral can be made as in any case of of death. Following the removal of the organs and tissues, the body will be cleaned & draped and returned to the family within the shortest possible time. Removal of organ and tissues does not interfere with the customaryfuneral or burial including open casket arrangements

How can i become a donor?
Simply complete this donor pledge form and the donor card. Forward the form to the National Transplant Resource Centre and keep the donor card in your wallet. PLEASE INFORM YOUR FAMILY OF YOUR WISH TO BE AN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR AFTER YOUR DEATH.This will relieve them of the difficult task of making a decision following your death.


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