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Gift an organ
Gift An Organ (GAO) is an awareness drive on organ donation started by CII-Young Indians in the year 2016. The objective of this drive is to help amplify the awareness and need for organ donation in a sustained but conspicuous manner. This is not a flash in the pan idea. We are behind this project wholeheartedly to dismiss fears that people may have regarding organ donation and spread awareness and acceptance of the cause. We hope that the overwhelming response will culminate into a larger national awareness drive.
The objective of the Gift An Organ project is to create awareness and encourage students, community, and industry participation through our Yi chapters network across India. We are not here to change a human habit, but simply to correct unwarranted beliefs. With the large population, India is always famed for, changing the mindset of few hundred thousand would be the aim of the project – which could hopefully mean changing the life stories of a few people who lie in wait for organ donors. Almost everyone reading this would nod their heads at the idea of organ donation but very few of us actually have taken those 10 minutes to pledge our organs.
Thus, we believe in a well-rounded communication program to promote the cause. Under the initiative, a series of events & activities for the general public, for the medical fraternity, and targeted outreach activities are constantly organized across the country! Through the project GAO, CII-Yi has impacted millions of people!
But, the transplant team does not get involved in either the testing or declaration of brain death, This is done by an independent assessor approved by the government so there need not be any doubt that correct protocols are followed in deciding the status of brain death.
Thousands of people die every year with end-stage organ failure. The only way they can have a new lease of life is by having an organ transplant.
One donor can give life to a minimum of 8 people. There is a critical shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of patients waiting for a transplant is increasing. Right now, more than 1,00,000 people in India need an organ transplant and every year around 1,000 people die while waiting to find a donated organ. The need for donors has never been greater. Organ transplantation is one of the most miraculous achievements of modern Medical Science. But, it depends entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.
Many relatives say that they have found some comfort in knowing that the loss of their loved one has given someone else the chance to live. You are more likely to need a transplant than become a donor. The removal of organs is carried out with the same care and respect as any other operation.
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Myths & Facts
Myth: Organs are sold on the black market.
Fact: Organ transplantation requires the expertise of highly trained medical professionals, involves a long process of matching donors with recipients, and is impossible without the support and advanced
Myth: Organ donation is against my religion.
Fact: Most religions support organ and tissue donation as an act of charity and goodwill. In case of doubt, please discuss with your religious head.
Myth: Organ and tissue donation will disfigure my body.
Fact: Donation, in no way, disfigures the body or changes the way it looks. That means the body can be viewed in anopen casket.
Myth: If I am a registered donor, a doctor might declare death before it’s appropriate.
Fact : 2 sets of confirmatory tests are performed independently by 4 different doctors, 6 hours apart in adults and 12 hours apart in case of a child to confirm officialbrain death.
Myth: If I am declared brain dead, I might still have some chances of coming back to life.
Fact: Brain death is the medical, legal and moral determination of death. Brain death is an irreversible condition that results from a severe brain injury or haemorrhage which causes all the brain activity to stop.
Myth: If doctors know that I have given my consent for organ or tissue donation, they won’t work as hard to save my life.
Fact: The first priority of a medical professional is to save lives when sick or injured people come to the hospital. Doctors and nurses involved in a person’s care before death are typically not involved in the recovery or transplantation of donated organs or tissues.
Myth: My family will not be informed when my organs are transplanted.
Fact: The consent of those closest to the potential donor is sought before organs are donated. And hence, it is very important to discuss your wish to become a donor with your loved ones. Many families have expressed that it feels good to know their loss has given life to someone.
Myth: I’m under the age of 18. I’m too young to make this decision.
Fact: No one is too young to do a good deed. You can express your wish to be a donor to your parents. Children, too, are in need of transplants, and they usually need organs smaller than that of adults.