Organ donation is a big & challenging task in India, let us come forward to solve the problem--Part--9

Continued from Part--8

 

 

The real scene of organ shortage

According to Dr. Sunil Shroff of Mohan foundation, Chennai, each day 13 people out of 73 die due to shortage of organ in India. The main problem of organ shortage is families are still ignorant or unwilling or struck by myth / superstition or by extraordinary feelings about the dead body.

 

Over view of Asia (in terms of organ donation)

World                                                  Asia

Population            6.4 billion                                              3.6 billion

Land Mass             6,233,821,945 Sq. Km                        44,390,000 Sq. Km

No of Countries      235                                                            51

Life                                                                                         Female=66 years, Male=63 years

 

To whom you can contact in the cases of Organ Donation or Organ Transplantation in India?

 

1) The Way Ahead----cadaver organ donation & transplantations

Dr. Sunil Shroff

Head Of the department

Urology & Renal Transplantation

Sri RamChandra medical College & research Institution,

Managing Trustee, MOHAN FOUNDATION, Chennai,

E-mail:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.mohanfoundation.org

 

The format of ( Multi Organ Harvesting And Networking ) MOHAN FOUNDATION’s Donor’s card

DONOR CARD (you must always carry with you) will look like this as detailed below

Keep this card with you at all times.

Let your relatives know your wishes.

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Name………Sunita Sinha…(a dummy name)………………………….

Age……35………Blood Group………A+………

After my Death

A) Any part of my body or

B) My corneas þ Kidneys þ Heart þ Lungs þ Liver þ Pancreas þ

Be used for the treatment of others

Signature……………………………………………Date………………………………..

In Emergency contact………Promod Sinha…(a dummy name)………..

124, Nirmal Chaya Apartment, Park Street, Calcutta—70034

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Postal address of    MOHAN FOUNDATION

Multi Organ Harvesting And Networking

Post Box—7155                                                                                                   Post Box No-5

Chennai—500 102                                                                                              Khairatabad Post Office

Hyderabad---500 004

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2) ORBO, under AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science, new Delhi)

ORBO
Organ Retrieval Banking Organization

All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi- 1100 29
1060 (Special 24 hrs. helpline)
26588360, 26593444

www.orbo.org

ORGAN RETRIEVAL BANKING ORGANISATION (ORBO)

ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

ORGAN DONOR FORM

 

Date                                                                                                                        Regd. No.

 

I, ……………………………………………………………………son / daughter / wife  of

 

………………………………………………………………………...in the hope that I may

 

help   other  hereby   make   this  anatomical  gift,  if  medically acceptable,  to   take

 

effect upon my brain death.  I hereby wish to donate the following organs.

 

 

Hearts, Lungs, Kidneys, Liver, Corneas & ……………………………………………….……………….…………………………………

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

My blood group is …………………………………

 

Special wishes, if any ……………………………………………………………………………………….…………

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Signed by the donor in the presence of two witnesses:

 

 

 

Signature of donor with date                                        Date of birth of donor

 

Address of the donor ………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

……………………………………………………………………

 

Telephone No.………………………..

 

Witness                                                                                                   Witness

 

Organ Retrieval Banking Organization serves as the single or nodal institute for the entire country. The purpose of setting up this nodal centre is to encourage the organ donors, which is followed by equitable and fair distribution and also to make the organ donation activities in an optimised way. Please look at the detailed names and addresses of the Doctors and hospitals across the country as referred in this link http://www.hospitalkhoj.com/do-you-need-proper-addresses-for-donating-receiving-organs-a-also-like-to-know-a-success-story-of-organ-donations-part7.htm .. All the other related articles in this series are numbered serial-wise from Part--1 onwards.

ORBO always maintains the terminally ill patients’ list. The register takes care of the transplantation related information, such as dissemination of information to all hospitals, connected with the organ donations, coordinates for the procurements of the organs, keeps regular contact with the patients and hospitals, creates awareness, promotes organ donations as well transplantation activities.

 

 

Continued to Part--10

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