Organ and tissue donation – donate life

Becoming an organ and tissue donor is an incredible and noble gift because you can give someone a second chance at life.

Organ and tissue donation saves and improves many lives every year.If more people donated organs and tissue, more lives could be impacted.

Organ and tissue donation is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person(the organ donor) and placing it into another person (the recipient). Organ transplantation is one of the great advances in modern medicine. Unfortunately ,the need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate.


Who can become organ and tissue donor?

– Almost everyone can help others through organ and tissue donation
– The governing factors are where and how a donor dies and the condition of their organs and tissues
– While your age and medical history will be considered,you sholudn`t assume you`re too young,too old or not healthy enough to become a donor.
– All major religions support organ and tissue donation for transplantation
– People can also donate a kidney or part of their liver while they are still alive,though this is usually restricted to those wanting to transform the life of someone they know.

Organs that can be transplanted include the heart, lungs,liver, kidneys, intestine and pancreas.

Tissues that can be transplanted include heart valves and other heart tissue, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin and parts of the eye such as the cornea or sclera.

Being an organ donor is a generous and worthwhile decision that can be a lifesaver.This is where we medical students have the opportunity for our own words to say.We can see things differently, we have to learn and we have to be prepared to take part in any future initiative to build the future we want!