Toll Free Organ Donation Helpline - 1800 1037100

Upcoming Programmes

1.Chennai:

Organ Donation Awareness Campaign for members of TN Milk Dealers Employee Welfare Association, Shenoy Nagar on 7 May 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm

2.Chennai:

One Month Transplant Coordinators’ Training Programme from 3rd to 27th May 2017 in Chennai

3.Chennai:

Organ Donation Awareness Talk for public for in association with Solomon Memorial Trust, Perambur, Chennai on 30th April 2017 at 10.30 am

4.Chennai:

Organ donation awareness talk for staff of Object Frontier Software Pvt Limited, Chennai on 28 April, 2017 at 3 pm

5.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Government Medical College & Hospital, Medical Square, Nagpur every Monday

6.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Regional Transport office, Giripeth, Nagpur every Tuesday & Friday,

7.Nagpur:

Organ Donation Awareness talk at Super Speciality Hospital, Tukadogi Square, Nagpur, every Tuesday & Friday.

Organ Donation Figures

Andhra Pradesh (2017) - 177
177
Kerala (2017) - 19
19
Rajasthan (2017) - 11
11
Tamil Nadu (2017) - 210
210

FAQs

  1. If the hospital knows that I have pledged my organs, will it adversely affect my treatment?

    Doctors will only focus on saving your life — not somebody else's. You'll be seen by a doctor whose specialty most closely matches your illness. Whether you have pledged to donate your organs or not, there will be no difference in the medical treatment given to you. Organ donation can only occur after brain death has been declared by physicians who are not in any way connected with organ retrieval or the transplant teams. The doctor in charge of your care has nothing to do with transplantation.

  2. In India why is the family so important in case of organ donation?

    In many western countries an adult is asked to make a choice if he/she wants to be a donor. In India, this final choice is left to the family. In case of brain death of a person carrying a donor card, the family still needs to approve the donation of organs. Family consent is essential.

  3. Will my family have to pay for the donation?

    No. The family of an organ or tissue donor is never responsible for costs related to donation. Your family will be only charged for the cost of all final efforts to save your life.

    A road traffic accident is the most common cause of brain death in India. The victim is taken to the emergency ward and then into ICU. The cost of the treatment during these crucial times is charged to the patient. Once brain death has been certified and the patient’s family has given consent for organ donation, the costs incurred towards organ retrieval do not go to the patient.

  4. How does my age and health affect organ donation?

    The decision to use organs is based on various medical criteria, not age alone. It may be that a few organs are suitable for donation, while others are not. The doctors will decide at the time of death whether a person’s organs and tissues are suitable for transplantation.

    A few guidelines with regard to age and organ donation:

    • Upto 100 years - Corneas
    • Upto 70 years - Kidneys, liver, skin
    • Upto 50 years - Heart, lungs
    • Upto 40 years – Heart valves

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