World organ donation day 2021: Know History & Everything, Why Celebrate World Organ Donation Day, Know Who Can Donate Which Organs
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- World Organ Donation Day is celebrated every year on 13 August.
- The organs of a person up to 65 years of age can be donated.
World Organ Donation Day is celebrated every year on 13 August. Organ donation is the greatest virtue of life. This can save other people’s lives. This day is celebrated to spread awareness about organ donation among people. The organ of a person who is declared brain dead by the doctor can be donated. This person can be of any age. Organs can be donated from birth to 65 years of age.
Which organs can be donated?
The person whose brain becomes dead. His chances of survival are negligible. Their organs can be donated. Organs like heart, heart valve, lungs, kidney, liver, bones, cornea, iris, intestine, bone tissue, skin tissue, nerves, skin, blood vessels, etc. can be donated. The donated liver should be trans-planted within 6 hours. The kidney should be transplanted within 12 hours, the pancreas within 24 hours, the heart within 4 hours. Heart valves, bones, nerves, skin and cornea can be donated on natural death. Organs of diabetes, cancer, heart patients, HIV patients can also be donated but it is necessary to consult a doctor. Parents’ permission is required to donate organs for those who are under the age of 18.
When did World Organ Donation start?
Modern medical practice has made it possible to transplant organs from person to person and enable them to lead healthy lives. The first successful organ transplant was performed in the United States in 1954. Doctor Joseph Murray won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1990 for successfully performing a kidney transplant between twin brothers Ronald and Richard Herrick. Now organ transplants have increased in the country and the world. People are also donating organs.
When is India’s organ donation day?
India has its own organ donation day which is celebrated every year on 27 November. On this day, the government encourages Indian citizens to voluntarily donate their organs and save lives.
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