Being an Organ Donor is a selfless way to help people who without your help may not be able to see tomorrow.
Organ donation is also a beautiful way to make an enormous impact on someone else’s life by giving them a second chance for which they are helplessly striving.
Thousands of people of all ages and all ethnicities wait for an angel to save his or her life by donating that life-saving organ.
Organ Donation Day is celebrated all across the world to encourage people to donate the organs as well as to understand the value of organ donation in the life of an individual.
Let’s find the other benefits of organ donation and how vital is to save someone’s life.
Importance of being an Organ Donor
Increased Life Span
This act of yours can save someone’s life and increase his or her life span. Some organ recipients are kept alive through artificial means like dialysis or ventilators while they are waiting for someone to donate the required organ that has malfunctioned in their body. Without the transplant, they would die or be in a state of total disability.
2. Making others Happy as you Leave for Heavenly Adobe
With an organ transplant, a recipient can live for many more years and by doing so you are doing a great deed as you not only save one life but many which are attached to the person who is getting the organ transplantation done. Prayers and blessings of all family members including his and your near and dear ones will follow you as you enter the last door of the heavenly adobe.
Improved Quality of Life
Even for a recipient who isn’t at risk of death, an organ transplant provides a better quality of life and enables a patient to be medicine free and live a happy life without costly treatments and regular trips to the hospital and in turn, can afford to give a good and secure life to his family again.
One-Act Many Advantages
Donating an organ can touch a person’s life differently. Eye and tissue donation can allow someone to see the world around for the first time or again someone has lost his eyesight in a tragedy.
A bone donation can allow someone to live pain-free and perform his daily chores without being dependent on someone.
Bone marrow transplants may be the only hope for children suffering from leukemia and other deadly diseases.
Heart valve transplants are done for babies, who are born with heart defects and disorders and may have to go through multiple surgeries without a transplant.
Affordable than Long-term Treatment
Many people die as they are not left with funds to continue treatment or when a family cannot afford to continue a relative or family member on live-saving devices like a ventilator.
While some transplants can be really expensive, in long-term they can turn out to less expensive than ongoing regular treatment, in which the rate of survival is even far less than organ transplantation.
Boon for Patients Undergoing Dialysis
Kidney transplants are much cheaper than dialysis required keeping the patient alive and can act as a boon for the sufferer. It also increases the patient’s life expectancy by quite a few years since dialysis is not a permanent solution to kidney failure.
As long as you are alive a feel-good factor of being an organ donor and helping others selflessly and genuinely will be part of your life; giving you inner peace and happiness.
Setting an Example
By deciding to be an organ donor you set an example not only for your family and friends but for the entire community and humanity at large.
Helps the Grieving Process
While a family is grieving the loss of their loved one, a feeling of comfort exists knowing that loss wasn’t futile, and has helped someone else to live seeking blessings as the soul departs.
The positive effect your loved one had on so many people including the organ recipient, his family, and the society can be comforting in the midst of grief.
One can even stay in touch with a person to whom the organ has been donated and it may also be a soothing experience.
Contributing to Medical Science
For donors who choose to donate their whole body, organs and body parts that cannot be used directly in a patient are used for medical research to make further advancements. Nothing goes wasted and who knows one day a close one of us gets treated or cured due to new medical technology or study you have contributed in.
Organ donation doesn’t only occur after death. You can choose to donate an organ or part of it while you are still alive to a relative or friend. This is called a living donation.
If you choose to become an organ donor after your death, you will be able to donate your Liver, Heart, Lungs, Kidneys, Small Intestine, Pancreas, Veins, Corneas, Skin, Heart Valves, Ligaments, Tendons, and Bones.
If you’ve decided that you want to become a donor, or if you still have some concerns, there are many resources available on the World Wide Web that you can go through or connect with local authorities.
Make sure that you inform your family and friends about your decision so that your wish can be fulfilled when the time comes.
Remember, one organ donor can help and change the lives of multiple people positively.