World Organ Donation is a global awareness day. The day aims to encourage people globally to donate their body organs after their death. Organ Donation is a chance for every normal human being to become a hero and save the lives of various people. The day also aims to clear all the myths and fears from the minds of people about Organ Donation. Let us tell you, What is Organ Donation? Organ Donation is a medical procedure, in which body organs like – Heart, Lungs, Kidney, Liver, and Intestines are removed from the dead body and are implanted in the body of any needy people. The person, who donates his organs is called a “Donor”, and organ donation happens only after the consent of the Donor. Let us tell you more about World Organ Donation Day 2021 like – its Date in India, Theme, History, Importance, Significance, Activities and Some Encouraging Quotes or Messages.
World Organ Donation Day 2021 Date
World Organ Donation Day is an international day, so it does not only depend on India. This day is celebrated globally on 13th August every year. In India for national encouragement, National Organ Donation day also celebrated every year on 27 November.
In the year 1954, The first successful Organ Donation case was registered. The kidney was the first organ to be transplanted successfully. Till 1960, Heart, Liver, and Pancreas transplants were successfully performed in the late 1960s. By the beginning of the 1980s, all main organs like – Heart, Liver, Pancreas, Lungs, Eyes, Intestines and Kidneys Transplants were started at hospitals with about 87% Success Rate.
Importance, and Significance
Let’s talk about the importance of Organ Donation and World Organ Donation Day. One dead organ donor can save up to 8 lives suffering from end-stage organ failures. So, don’t you want to be a life-giver? According to a report of 2018, every year 1.46 Lakh people donate their organs, which is a very bad ratio. Because every year, about 5.6 Crore people pass away. In India, only 0.01 per cent of people donate their organs.
Who can donate organs?
Anyone under between 18 and 60 years of age with a healthy body, which will be identified after various tests can donate his/her organ after death. Organ Donation is also dependent upon your habits, like if someone smokes too much, then he cannot donate his/her lungs, eyes or Kidney.
How to apply for Organ Donation after your death?
If you live in India, you can apply for Organ Donation online by visiting Organindia.org. You just have to fill a pledge form and the government will send you a donor card with your unique government registration number.
- Financial Contributions: You can donate amount according to your budget to any Foundation, who works for the betterment of humanity.
- Start an eCampaign & Encourage Others to Sign Up
- Organ Donation Presentations: You can make any presentation regarding Organ Donation to show in your college.
These are 3 Activities, you can perform to give your support to organ Donation.
Quotes and Messages for Encouragement
“Help someone live after your death, take the pledge of organ donation”
“Your organ could be someone’s missing piece.”
“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud..” ― Maya Angelou
“Donate life! The gift of organ donation is the greatest gift of all.”
“Live life after death – pledge to donate your body.” ― Amit Abraham
“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life. Don’t ever waste it.”
“Organ donation is not a tragedy but it can be a beautiful light in the midst of one.”
“Give yourself and those in need an elixir of life by pledging your organs.” ― Mohith Agadi
“A transplant is the ultimate legacy a person can leave and the greatest gift of community service we can give.”