In case of organ donation, certain organs or tissue will be surgically removed from the body of one person and will be placed into another person. This transplantation becomes necessary when the organ of the receiver has totally failed or damaged by injury or disease.
If you are resident of Itasca then you too can donate to save a life in Itasca and give the person a new lease of life. Such organ transplantation can be considered as a great advance in modern medicine.
However, the sad truth is that there are only very few lists of organ donors, as compared to people who need such organs.
Following are few of the body organs that can be transplanted:
- Bone marrow
- Connective tissue
- Heart valves
- Middle ear
Who can become the organ donor?
A person without any health condition can become a potential organ donor. After the person dies, he or she will be evaluated for suitability for donating their organ based on medical history and age.
How to become an organ donor?
Anyone who is interested to become an organ donor must complete the following few steps:
- You need to register yourself as a donor. Registration will be considered as your willingness to donate your body part and it will be a legal way to consent about donating any of the organs.
- You can also carry your organ donor card.
- You must inform your near and dear ones that you have become an organ donor, so that after you depart from this world, they can contact the required agency to take your dead body to remove the body parts that you have donated.
- You should also inform your doctor, lawyer as well as your church about your desire to be an organ donor.
Organs will be taken out from the body of donor with surgical procedure and a trained medical professional will be involved in this process. However, the family can go ahead with their traditional funeral service too.
Often people want to know whether they will be getting any special medical attention by virtue of being a donor. In fact, there is no such provision available at present.
In case, any one wants to get organ then he will have to apply for that and be listed on national waiting list.