A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Organ Donation’.
Wikipedia defines the term ‘Organ Donation’ to be “the process when a person allows an organ of their own to be removed and transplanted to another person, legally, either by consent while the donor is alive or dead with the assent of the next of kin.”
From the given meaning, it can be gathered that organ donation is a safe and viable option taken for the sake of saving the lives of not just close ones but is also done out of noble intentions to save others in desperate need of vital organs to survive. Common organs donated include kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, eyes, pancreas, intestines, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas.
Most organ donations occur when the patient is deceased. However, some take place when the patient is comatose or brain dead with consent from close family as well.
To donate their organs after passing away, a person can go to any hospital and apply for the same. In the case of said person’s demise, upon intimation, their organs could be donated to the hospital they have applied for. This is a completely safe process. One does not need to even worry about any disfiguration in the body as well.
Presently, India ranks third in the world in the donation of organs, only after USA and China, as per the data available on the Global Observatory on Donation and Transplantation (GODT) website.
Nowadays, organ trafficking is becoming more and more prevalent as well, which is of much concern. Here, the donation of organs is not consensual but is rather acquired forcefully, often without the knowledge of the donor. This is a serious offence strictly punishable under the law.
Please report immediately on such occasions.