The occurrence of renal failure or chronic kidney diseases are growing. And for every luckless patient only two options are left behind lifetime dialysis or transplant. In India, the most common method of organ donation is from family members. But if no family member is available, the choice that left is cadaver transplantation. Cadaver or dead donor is the patient who has irreparable brain injury and the one is on ventilator and extreme life provision to maintain his/her BP, but with decent urine produce. In that case after family advice and counseling and completing all the legal procedures, organs can be retrieved and transplanted in appropriate receivers. This will recover the excellence of their life by avoiding dialysis and leaving near normal life. Besides two kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas and two eyes can also be procured. We at MPUH CRS have a team well equipped for that. However, in our society there is still inhibition to donate organs due to either social stigma or religious reasons.
A deceased organ (cadaver) donors felicitation programme was held on 6th January 2013 at the JPAC auditorium of CRS - Muljibhai Patel Urology Hospital best urology hospital in India. Last year the hospital had performed six deceased organ donor transplantations. Four donors were from the surrounding ICUs and trauma centers whereas the other two donors were from Surat. A total of ten cadaver kidney transplantations have been done at MPUH CRS. Three livers and two kidneys were also shared with Institute of Kidney Diseases & Research Centre (IKDRC), Ahmedabad. Eyes were donated to local Eye Bank.
The honble Collector of Kheda Mr M V Pargi graced the function as the Chief Guest. The programme was attended by more than 150 people associated with our cadaver organ donation campaign. Six deceased organ donor families were invited and felicitated for their noble decision of donating organs of their brain dead children or relatives. Dr Mahesh R Desai, Managing Trustee and Medical Director of the Hospital MPUH CRS welcomed the family members and congratulated them for taking very important decision at the time of their grief. Dr R B Sabnis, Chairman, Department of Urology stressed the importance of organ donation in the society as there is a steady increase in the number of patients with CKD (Chronic kidney disease). Dr Shishir Gang, Chairman, Department of Nephrology pointed out various reasons for kidney failure, and the superiority of transplantation over life long dialysis. Dr. Jigish Vyas, Incharge of organ transplantation introduced each family and felicitated the families at the hands of the District Collector. Mr M V Pargi congratulated the transplant team of MPUH CRS for starting the mission of deceased organ donation.
Process of Organ Donation:
The whole organ donation process can be for suitability it is divided into four distinct phases.
4. Maintenance of donor
Pre - Fundamentals for a Good, Efficient & Actual Organ Procuring Center are:
1. Proper management
2. Motivated team
3. Adequate and correct knowledge
4. Mutual support/liaison with other agencies
Within a distance of 6 to 24 hours a team of specialists inspect the brain stem dead separately and verify brain stem death. Only after this various organs of an individual are used for transplantation to other waiting patients.
The Success of the whole process will depends on
1. Motivation from - nurse, doctor, social worker
2. Presence of mind of relatives
3. Facility for organ donation
Statistically, the current organ donation per million for cadaver in India is 0.05 per million (about 50 Cadaver donors per year). At 1 per million donation rate we would have 1100 organ donors. The cadaver programme desires to be assumed a priority and efforts should be made to encourage hospitals and state governments to encourage the programme in India.
Cadaver organ donation programme held at MPUH - CRS
This program was conducted in MPUH-CRS with a view to increase awareness about cadaver organ donation, MPUH CRS conducted a symposium inviting doctors of surrounding prestigious institutions of Kheda and Anand districts. At the end of the programme, it was concluded that cadaver organ donation should be promoted. Greater awareness needs to be spread in the society. One should carry a donor card. DONT TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN, FOR HEAVEN KNOWS THEY ARE NEEDED HERE!
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