Organ donation is a surgical process of removing a healthy organ or tissue from a donor. The same is used to place it into a recipient to replace an unhealthy organ or tissue. Organ transplantation is necessary because the recipient’s organ has failed or damaged beyond use by disease or injury. In India, the Transplantation of Human Organs Act (1994 and 2014 amendments) allows organ retrieval from brain-dead patients and kidney donations from live donors.
Statistics of organ donation in India suggest that an estimated 200,000 people reach end-stage kidney failure, and a further 200,000 people require liver and heart transplants each year. Yet, with a deceased donation rate of just 0.16 per million people, only 5% (about 3000 people) are able to receive a renal transplant. 90% of the patients on the waiting list die without getting an organ.
Every year, thousands of people die while waiting for a transplant, because a suitable donor cannot be found for them. Every adult can be an organ donor. Children can be organ donors with consent from their parents. You may pledge to donate your organs and carry a donor card.
Sagar Hospitals has an ethics committee with well-qualified and well-placed members, as per the compliance, to assess and govern the system of organ donation and transplantation. The hospital, self and through its network of hospitals, specialize in heart transplant, kidney transplant, liver transplant, lung transplant, pancreas transplant, and bone marrow transplant.
Our renal organ transplantation program comprises a multidisciplinary team of highly trained and dedicated surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other specialists who provide complete care for the patient and the family throughout the transplantation.
If you or someone you know wishes to pledge an organ, please do call us today. We are obliged to provide you with complete and correct information for you to take an informed call.