Our welfare work is a lifeline for thousands of people and we cannot do it without your help. The Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital facilitates Eyes, Blood and other Organ donation.
Organ and tissue donation and transplant provides a second chance at life for thousands of people each year. By deciding to be a donor, you gift hope ... hope for the thousands of individuals awaiting transplants. Organ donation saves lives, so please donate today, every donation makes a difference.
Organ donation takes healthy organs and tissues from one person for transplantation into another. People of all ages and background can be organ donors. Donating your organs after you die helps save and transform the lives of extremely ill people.
Each year hundreds of people in India die needlessly due to lack of donor availability. So if you want to make a real difference, pledge your organ today. Talk about your donation decision with family and friends. Letting them know what you've decided makes it much easier for them to support your decision to be a donor.
About Organ donation
• Q: Who can become a donor?
Virtually anyone can become a donor. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissues can be
donated for transplant or scientific research.
• Q: What organs and tissues can I donate?
It is possible to donate as many different organs and tissues. Organs that can be donated for transplantation include, kidneys, heart,
lungs, liver, small bowel and pancreas. Tissues that can be donated include eyes, heart valves, bone, skin, veins and tendons.
• Q: How do I become a donor?
There are a few different steps you can take. First, sign up. Next, inform your family and others close to you that youâ€™ve made the
decision to be donor. At the time of death, the family or next of kin will be consulted about organ donation. You can also add the words
â€œOrgan Donorâ€ to your driverâ€™s license and complete a living will. Consult this page for complete details on becoming a donor.
• Q: If I have a previous medical condition, can I still donate?
Yes! Transplant professionals will evaluate the condition of your organs at the time of your death and determine if your organs are
suitable for donation. You should consider yourself a potential organ and tissue donor, indicate your intent to donate on your driver's
license, donor card, or state donor registry, and discuss your decision with family members.
• Q: Will the medical or nursing care be changed because of my decision to be a donor?
No. The quality of you care will not change, regardless of your decision. Organ and tissue recovery takes place after all efforts to save
your life have been exhausted and
death has been declared. The doctors involved in saving your life are entirely different from the
medical team involved in recovering organs and tissues.
• Q: Can I change my mind after Iâ€™ve registered to be a donor?
Yes. Inform your family that you have changed your mind. Contact the institution where you have registered, inform them about your
change in decision and fill in the necessary paperwork to have yourself de-registered as an organ donor.
• Q: Is there an age limit for donating organs?
No set age limit exists for organ donation. At the time of death, the potential donorâ€™s organs are evaluated to determine their suitability for donation. Individuals in their 80s have successfully donated organs including liver and kidneys to save the lives of others. You must be 18 years of age to register. People of any age wishing to become organ and tissue donors should inform their families that they wish to donate.
• Q: How do I discuss organ and tissue donation with my family?
Many people are uncomfortable talking about death. Explain to your loved ones how your decision to donate at the time of your death will offer hope to others whose lives can be saved or enhanced through transplantation.
• Q: What will happen to my donated organs and tissues?
A national system ensures the fair distribution of organs. The patients who will receive your organs will be identified based upon such factors as blood type, length of time on the waiting list, severity of illness and other medical criteria. Factors not considered when matching donors with recipients include race, gender and ability to pay.
• Q: Can I donate organs to a friend or loved one awaiting a transplant?
Organ allocation guidelines allow families of donors to designate recipients, usually family members or friends. Mention this to the institute you are donating your organ to.
• Q: Does it cost anything to donate organs and tissues?
No, all costs related to the donation will be borne by the institute you register yourself with.
• Q: Will the identity of the recipients be revealed to the donor family?
No, the identity of both the donor and recipient must remain confidential by law. Basic information is provided to both recipients and donor families after the transplant. However, if both parties agree to disclose the identity of the donor and recipient, it must be done in the ambit of the law.
SKIN DONATION PLEDGE FORM
I pledge my solemn intention to donate my organ (remove the word organ) (Dropdown of Kidney & Bone Marrow) to Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Organ Bankâ€
Dear Donor, Please fill the following information to register.