Organ donation – Donors Net http://donorsnet.net/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 06:25:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://donorsnet.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Organ donation – Donors Net http://donorsnet.net/ 32 32 1.4l In Ap is committed to saving lives through organ donation | Visakhapatnam News https://donorsnet.net/1-4l-in-ap-is-committed-to-saving-lives-through-organ-donation-visakhapatnam-news/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 03:04:00 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/1-4l-in-ap-is-committed-to-saving-lives-through-organ-donation-visakhapatnam-news/ VISAKHAPATNAM: As many as 1.42 lakh potential donors have pledged their organs in Andhra Pradesh, including 1.3 lakh online and 12,300 offline pledges. But it has no legal value until the family members (legal heirs) inform and give their consent to the health service for organ/tissue donation in case of premature death. The state health […]]]>
VISAKHAPATNAM: As many as 1.42 lakh potential donors have pledged their organs in Andhra Pradesh, including 1.3 lakh online and 12,300 offline pledges. But it has no legal value until the family members (legal heirs) inform and give their consent to the health service for organ/tissue donation in case of premature death.
The state health department has only been able to recover organs from 188 deceased donors in the past seven years. The last donation was made at a private hospital in Visakhapatnam on May 27.
All of this points to the need to promote the donation of organs from cadavers or deceased persons rather than relying on living donors. Since a very small fraction of donation pledges can result in organ donation, that too with the consent of family members, more people have to pledge their organs and come forward to donate members’ organs. of their immediate family, in the event of an unfortunate event, to give someone a second chance at life.
Brainstem death is recognized as a legal death in India under the Human Organ and Tissue Transplantation Act.
After natural cardiac death, only a few organs/tissues such as cornea, bones, skin and blood vessels can be donated. But in case of brainstem death, nearly 8-9 organs including vital organs such as kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, lungs, small intestine and many types of tissues like the cornea, skin, heart valves, bones, etc., can be donated.
Speaking to TOI, State Coordinator and Organizing Member of Jeevandan-Andhra Pradesh, Dr K Rambabustated that a mere pledge does not provide any legal right to Jeevandan to harvest organs from deceased persons, who have pawned their organs. “The consent of family members is mandatory. In the case of a young bachelor, it must be obtained from his parents. Similarly, the wife’s approval is required for the husband’s organ donation and vice versa. In the case of a brain dead person, who has not pawned their organs, the family will be offered the option of organ donation,” Dr Rambabu said.
Organizing member Jeevandan added that there is a huge shortage of organs available to perform transplants compared to the number of patients who require transplants.
“Deceased donor organ transplantation can be done from people who are ‘brain dead’ as well as donation after ‘cardiac death’. Thousands of people die in road accidents and other mishaps. And many of those cases could be harvested for organs. We are planning a series of awareness programs on cadaver organ donation,” said the director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences.
As for living donations, Jeevandan has formed area committees to approve these donations. For example, the three districts of the North Coast of Andhra Pradesh and East Godavari fall under the jurisdiction of the East Zone for the purpose of obtaining permits for living donation.


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Shedding light on organ donation https://donorsnet.net/shedding-light-on-organ-donation/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:11:00 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/shedding-light-on-organ-donation/ DONATING your organs, whether by pledging to use them after your death or by donating them while you are alive, is a most noble act. This often means that you are literally saving the life of the organ recipient! The sad truth is that the vast majority of patients on the transplant list die while […]]]>

DONATING your organs, whether by pledging to use them after your death or by donating them while you are alive, is a most noble act. This often means that you are literally saving the life of the organ recipient!

The sad truth is that the vast majority of patients on the transplant list die while waiting for a new organ. The main reason for this is the insufficient number of donors pledging their organs. Simply put, the demand for donated organs far exceeds the supply.

From 1997 to April this year, there were a total of 2,641 solid organ transplants performed in Malaysia. Solid organs are those that have the consistency of firm tissue and are not hollow, eg stomach and intestines, or fluids (eg blood).

The vast majority were kidney transplants, of which 2,403 procedures have been performed over the past 25 years. The other transplants involved the liver (198) and the cardiothoracic system (heart and lung) (40).

Most of these organs were donated by living donors (1,752 for the kidney and 92 for the liver). The remaining organs came from deceased donors, numbering 767.

Like all other areas of health, organ transplants in our country have been strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only have living donor transplants been halted for some time due to fears of transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus to affected parties, but the number of deceased organ donors has also dropped dramatically.

For example, there have only been seven deceased organ donors for the whole of 2021. This is likely due in large part to restrictions imposed by the Movement Control Order (MCO), as most donors of eligible deceased organs in Malaysia die as a result of traffic accidents. .

Fortunately for those on the organ transplant waiting list, the number of transplants for this year has already exceeded last year’s total.

From January to April this year, 69 transplants were performed, 59 involving the kidneys and 10 involving the liver.

Most of the donors were alive, with 41 donors donating their kidneys and one donor part of their liver. The remaining 12 donors had died.

However, there were still over 10,455 patients on the organ transplant waiting list in Malaysia as of April 2022, representing a great need for more donors to come forward.

As stated above, there are two types of organ donors – living and deceased. In Malaysia, healthy adults can donate one of their kidneys or a lobe of their liver to their spouse or a first- or second-degree relative.

First-degree relatives are a person’s parents, children, or full siblings. Second-degree relatives are a person’s grandparents, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, and half-siblings.

In rare cases, a person may donate to a more distant relative or non-family member. However, this is subject to evaluation and approval by an independent committee appointed by the Ministry of Health.

Children, adults with mental and/or physical disabilities and inmates are not permitted to become living donors, with the sole exception if an inmate wishes to donate to a close relative who is in a life-threatening situation. at risk due to organ failure.

Deceased donors are those who committed to donate their organs during their lifetime. These donors would usually have experienced brain death, but the rest of their bodies are still functional or maintained by artificial means, in order to harvest their organs for transplants.

These donors can bring multiple recipients back to life, as they can potentially donate many organs, such as their heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, and kidneys, among others.

As mentioned earlier, most deceased or cadaveric donors in Malaysia die as a result of road accidents. Therefore, their ability to donate their organs also depends on the state of their body at the time of brain death. Only organs that are intact and still functioning well will be transplanted into a recipient.

About 50-60% of those who pledge their organs are in the 18-40 age bracket. This is likely due to increased awareness and acceptance of organ donation among this group.

Unfortunately, there are still some myths that people tend to believe about organ donation. One of the most common myths is that the procedure will result in the mutilation of the body of the deceased. Another is that allowing the removal of organs from a brain-dead donor will delay burial rituals.

However, the medical team that performs the organ removal from a brain-dead donor always does so in a very respectful manner, ensuring that there is no mutilation of the body. The procedure is also done in a timely manner, so that the donor’s family can pick up and prepare their loved one’s body for burial in a timely manner.

It should be noted that organ donation and transplantation are accepted and authorized in all religions practiced in our multicultural and multi-religious country. In Islam, which is Malaysia’s most widely practiced religion, organ donation and transplantation is considered “harus” (permissible), according to the 1970 national fatwa.

The impact of organ donation is immeasurable. Apart from giving the patient a new quality life, it will also have a positive impact on the recipient’s family and friends as they will be able to be with their loved one for a longer period of time.

Likewise, the family of a deceased organ donor may also feel a certain level of comfort that their loved one was able to give life to others as their last charitable act on this earth.

Although living donors are strictly prohibited from receiving any reward or compensation for their organ donation, whether in the form of direct cash or other inducements such as property, cars, stocks or professional promotion, they receive certain benefits from the Ministry of Health.

These include first-class treatment in public hospitals as well as free medical follow-ups related to their organ donation.

The organ donation procedure itself is, of course, also free of charge for the donor. Civil servants are also allowed to take up to 42 days of unregistered leave during their recuperation period.

As a society, it is vital that we make the culture of organ donation a norm in our communities. Choosing to be an organ donor can be one of the most meaningful acts of your life. It costs you nothing to sign up to donate your organs, so go for it.

Equally important, let your family know that you wish to donate your organs after your death, as their permission is also required for the medical team to harvest your organs.

DR HASDY HARON

Senior Clinical Manager of Organ Donation,

National Transplant Resource Center, Kuala Lumpur Hospital


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Father’s Day Miracle: Newborn Baby Receives Just-in-Time Organ Donation https://donorsnet.net/fathers-day-miracle-newborn-baby-receives-just-in-time-organ-donation/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:59:00 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/fathers-day-miracle-newborn-baby-receives-just-in-time-organ-donation/ ROCHESTER, MN — Father’s Day this weekend takes on a whole new meaning for two Rochester dads who nearly lost their son shortly after he was born. Shlomo, Matti and big sister Emily Kalman Hillel came to Barron, Wisconsin from Israel to adopt their son, Tom. However, they have been in Rochester at the Mayo […]]]>

ROCHESTER, MN — Father’s Day this weekend takes on a whole new meaning for two Rochester dads who nearly lost their son shortly after he was born.

Shlomo, Matti and big sister Emily Kalman Hillel came to Barron, Wisconsin from Israel to adopt their son, Tom.

However, they have been in Rochester at the Mayo Clinic ICU since Tom was born in November, waiting for a miracle.

“They noticed something wasn’t working right. He wasn’t eating, he wasn’t alert,” Shlomo said.

Baby Tom was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester due to complex congenital heart disease.

“We understood that something serious had happened. We didn’t understand what the situation was and how serious it was,” Shlomo said.

Mayo Clinic doctors found that Tom’s aortic valve was not pumping blood properly to his head and the rest of his body, and there was also a leak in another microvalve. Doctors determined that Tom needed a heart transplant.

“It’s an existing fear, like life and death,” Matti said.

For five months, Tom was hooked up to a machine called ECMO, which helped his heart pump blood, keeping him alive.

But ECMO was extremely hard on the newborn’s body and the risks were high.

“[He was] intubated and sedated, mostly with an open chest,” Shlomo said.

Luck struck just in time, as a baby donor in the Midwest became available on Easter Sunday and Passover.

“The families who donate are noble people with big hearts,” Matti said.

This donor was also just around Father’s Day, and the month Shlomo and Matti celebrate 22 years of love together.

“[Our] first Father’s Day, then it’s Pride Month, so it’s all together,” Shlomo said. “It’s pride to have our family.”

During Tom’s seven months at Mayo, doctors and nurses named him “Super Tom” for overcoming so much.

They sent him off with his own little cape, signed by all the staff who helped him through his fight and his recovery.

The Kalman Hillel family will be in Minnesota for another year of transplant recovery, staying close to the Mayo Clinic. Then the whole family will return to Israel, but a piece of the house will remain here forever, where a miracle happened.

“I think it’s my new religion, and Rochester is my new temple,” Shlomo said.

This story proves how important and vital organ donors can be. To register to become an organ donor, click here.


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Co WIN will be used for organ donation Connect Blood Donors Govt https://donorsnet.net/co-win-will-be-used-for-organ-donation-connect-blood-donors-govt/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 11:02:18 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/co-win-will-be-used-for-organ-donation-connect-blood-donors-govt/ India’s Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be converted into an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and also to connect patients with suitable blood donors around their location, a senior said on Friday. government official. India’s Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be repurposed as an organ donation platform to make the current […]]]>

India’s Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be converted into an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and also to connect patients with suitable blood donors around their location, a senior said on Friday. government official.

India’s Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be repurposed as an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and also to connect patients with suitable blood donors around their location, it said on Friday. a senior government official.

Speaking at Vivatech 2022, National Health Authority Co-WIN Chief and CEO RS Sharma said that the platform will be used for various use cases in the health sector domain like the vaccination program, blood donation, organ donation and the Ayushman Bharat Digital mission.

“Nobody knows if there is a person nearby who can donate blood or a blood bank nearby who has this type of blood (blood type as needed). We will put everyone on this platform (of donation blood) which can become an extremely dynamic blood bank donation platform. Like (in case of) Covid you can see which vaccines are available, for blood you can also see which donors are available nearby” , Sharma said.

The Co-WIN platform currently only focuses on the COVID-19 vaccination program and facilitates information and documents related to it. Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very keen on using the Co-WIN platform for organ donation.

“Organ donation is in a pitiful situation, I have to admit in India, where there is a lot of non-transparency in the whole system. We can make the whole system transparent,” Sharma said. . He indicated that the Co-WIN portal will be used for national digital health missions.

“The key idea is that we should use learning from these platforms to deliver more and more health services,” Sharma said. The Co-WIN platform is preparing to alert parents of children about their vaccination program. He said the Prime Minister wants to make the Co-WIN platform technology an open platform because it is a tool for the digital public good.

“We are now giving it away as a digital public good for free to any country that wants it,” Sharma said. He said more than 130 countries are in discussion with India to learn and adopt the Co-WIN platform technology.

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cowin: Co-WIN will be used to make organ donation transparent, connect blood donors: government official https://donorsnet.net/cowin-co-win-will-be-used-to-make-organ-donation-transparent-connect-blood-donors-government-official/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:54:00 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/cowin-co-win-will-be-used-to-make-organ-donation-transparent-connect-blood-donors-government-official/ The Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be converted into an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and also to connect patients with suitable blood donors around their location, a senior official said on Friday. of the government. Speaking at Vivatech 2022, National Health Authority Co-WIN Chief and CEO RS Sharma said that […]]]>
The Covid Co-WIN vaccination platform will be converted into an organ donation platform to make the current system transparent and also to connect patients with suitable blood donors around their location, a senior official said on Friday. of the government.

Speaking at Vivatech 2022, National Health Authority Co-WIN Chief and CEO RS Sharma said that the platform will be used for various use cases in the health sector domain like the vaccination program, blood donation, organ donation and the Ayushman Bharat Digital mission.

“Nobody knows if there is a person nearby who can donate blood or a blood bank nearby who has this type of blood (blood type as needed). We will put everyone on this platform (of donation blood) which can become an extremely dynamic blood bank donation platform. Like (in case of) Covid you can see which vaccines are available, for blood you can also see which donors are available nearby” , Sharma said.

The Co-WIN platform currently only focuses on the COVID-19 vaccination program and facilitates information and documents related to it.

Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very keen on using the Co-WIN platform for organ donation.

“Organ donation is in a pitiful situation, I have to admit in India, where there is a lot of non-transparency in the whole system. We can make the whole system transparent,” Sharma said. .

He indicated that the Co-WIN portal will be used for national digital health missions.

“The key idea is that we should use learning from these platforms to deliver more and more health services,” Sharma said.

The Co-WIN platform is preparing to alert parents of children about their vaccination program.

He said the Prime Minister wants to make the Co-WIN platform technology an open platform because it is a tool for the digital public good.

“We are now giving it away as a digital public good for free to any country that wants it,” Sharma said.

He said more than 130 countries are in discussion with India to learn and adopt the Co-WIN platform technology.


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All You Need to Know About Organ Donation in Chennai https://donorsnet.net/all-you-need-to-know-about-organ-donation-in-chennai/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 06:07:38 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/all-you-need-to-know-about-organ-donation-in-chennai/ Organ donation is a way to help society with the gift of living even after death. Pic: Representative image by SRMH Organ donation and body donation have gained momentum in India, especially in Tamil Nadu which has been a pioneer and leader in transplants. Despite the progress being made in the state, general public awareness […]]]>
Organ donation is a way to help society with the gift of living even after death. Pic: Representative image by SRMH

Organ donation and body donation have gained momentum in India, especially in Tamil Nadu which has been a pioneer and leader in transplants. Despite the progress being made in the state, general public awareness of organ donation must increase in several ways in order to meet existing requirements.

Currently, India as a whole needs about 200,000 kidneys, 50,000 hearts and 50,000 livers per year for those who need transplants. The current annual availability, however, is 10,000 kidneys and 1,000 livers. It’s very discouraging. With a population of over 130 crores, the organ donation rate must be higher than what is currently prevailing. The organ donation per million inhabitants in Spain is 49.6; Croatia 34.6; in the United States 36.9, while it is only 0.52 in India.


Read more: Chennaiites, here is your chance to save a life through stem cell donation


My father, Mr. AMMS Xavier, was a strong advocate for organ donation and even wrote a book called “Let Life Live On” providing guidelines and information about it. It was the result of years of research and consultation with doctors and surgeons. In his book, he talks about eligibility criteria for donation, who can donate, and who can accept transplants. He also talks about what can be done to pawn his organs, what types of organ transplants are possible, and what is the time frame for these transplants.

True to the cause, after his death, his body was donated to Sri Ramachandra Medical College for research and teaching purposes, fulfilling his promise. An updated version of the book ‘Let Life Live on’ is also in preparation. (If you have valuable information, please send it to Letlifeliveon2022@gmail.com)

AMMS Xavier wrote a book about organ donation before his death
Mr AMMS Xavier. Photo: Arokya Inian

Things to keep in mind for organ donation

For anyone interested in donating their organs, it is important to note that not all patients are eligible to donate organs. Most of the time, brain dead patients or accident victims are eligible. In the case of an accident victim, if the person is deceased, but their blood and organs are still in good condition, and if they have committed to donating their organs, or if their family is willing to commit, then the transplant can be done.

Besides these two categories, “living organ donation” is also an option in the case of certain organs such as kidneys, whereby a living person donates an organ or part of it to be transplanted. for patients with terminal organ failure. For kidney transplants, family members are primarily considered for donation. If none are eligible, state-held records are reviewed.

The donation of his whole body after his death is also an option. This is usually done for research and educational purposes.

“Brain dead” status must be declared with thorough controls in place, to ensure the legality of organ donation.

“A panel of four physicians must declare brain stem death twice within six hours.
These are: (a) a doctor in charge of the hospital, (b) a doctor appointed from a group of doctors appointed by the competent authority, (c) a doctor treating the patient and ( (d) a neurologist or neurosurgeon appointed from a committee designated by the competent authority.

Time is critical in all cases, as any transplant must be completed within six to eight hours. The body must also be stored under specific conditions (often refrigerated) before it can be transported and transplanted.

In the case of an eye transplant, the following things to do apply:

  • If antibiotic eye drops are readily available, leave a few drops in both eyes.
  • Gently close your eyes and make sure your eyes are closed tightly.
  • Turn off the fan and turn on the air conditioner if available.
  • Raise the deceased person’s head by placing a pillow under it.
  • Place a clean cotton ball or cotton cloth soaked in cold water over the closed eyelids.
  • Keep the deceased person’s death certificate handy, if available.

It is also important to note who cannot be an organ donor. Patients with AIDS, hepatitis B or C, sepsis, acute leukemia, tetanus, cholera, meningitis, encephalitis, etc. may not be able to donate their organs.


Read more: Are you considering organ donation? Here is all the information you need


Pawn his organs in advance

To donate your organs, you must first make a commitment. There are several parts or registers that list and then associate organs with patients. In the case of donating one’s eyes, one can contact any hospital (especially eye hospitals) to make one’s pledge. My family contacted Shankar Nethralaya in Chennai to engage our eyes.

To donate our other organs, we took the help of an NGO called the Mohan Foundation, based in Chennai. They have been involved in organ donation coordination for nearly two decades. A form with basic information can be filled out through their website. Once done, you will receive a confirmation of your commitment. You then print it out and have it as a laminated card in your wallet.

Family members should be informed that the pledge has been made so that when the time comes, they know what to expect. The reason we keep this in a wallet or on our person is that organ donation can only be done by accident victims or by a deceased person. So, in the event that something unfortunate happens, anyone can check your personal wallet or belongings and see that you have made a pledge. It is important to remember that even if you have pledged your organs, your family must actually sign paperwork to accept such a pledge before anything can be done. At least two of his family members must sign these documents.

In case of body donation, only hospitals that are part of educational institutions can actually accept these bodies. In Tamil Nadu, many government colleges accept this; Madras Medical College, Kilpauk Medical College and Ramachandra Medical College are the only three in Chennai that accept full body pledges.

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Madras Medical College is one of three institutions in Chennai that accepts full body pledges. Photo: VTN/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY:SA 3.0)

National Committee to Regulate Organ Donation

Organ transplantation in Tamil Nadu is regulated by the Indian Human Organ Transplantation Act 1994. Matching and listing is facilitated by the Transplantation Authority of Tamil Nadu (TRANSTAN) and several NGOs.

TRANSTAN was created on December 12, 2014, in order to prevent the illegal trade in organs, in particular kidneys. It is not easy to obtain a large number of nephrology and dialysis machines. As a result, there is a long waiting list for those waiting for kidneys. Kidney transplant patients must register in the national registry and wait years to find donors who would match the patients. One cannot simply ask a third party to donate for them. They need to start looking for donors within their family.

If a family member is ineligible or unwilling, patients register and wait for a matched donor. Due to the fact that there is a long waiting list, people try to skip the queue. Many try to pay people for their organs accordingly. Often, intentionally or not, people’s kidneys are transplanted. As a result, kidney transplants are probably the origin of how the government began to develop guidelines on the subject.

Again, as other methods of organ transplantation in medicine have developed, other organs such as the liver, pancreas, heart, and lungs could be donated. The state government has begun to develop more organ and patient registries. There is a committee within TRANSTAN that matches donors with patients and grants approval for transplants. The state government also developed “green corridors” through which ambulances could travel, in order to quickly transport organs to patients in need.

Fears around organ donation

There is a lot of concern and fear around organ donation. Many wonder if this is the right thing to do or if it would be accepted by their respective communities and religious beliefs. To combat this, the medical field has tried to address these fears.

In the case of eye donation, many people believe that if they were to donate their eyes, the entire eye would be gouged out. In reality, however, all that is used for the transplant is just the cornea. Once the cornea is removed, the eyes appear unchanged. Sometimes they may put a glass cover over the top of the eye just to make the eye look normal. Many of these misconceptions can be rectified with simple research to allay fears.

In my father’s case, we had both been researching organ donation for years. As a result, there was less fear around the process, and instead an understanding that donation and transplantation is a way to help those in life-threatening situations.

If people had more access to practical and procedural information about giving, they would feel as passionate about the issue as we do.

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National Transplant Resource Center: Almost All Organ Donor Wishes Cannot Be Granted https://donorsnet.net/national-transplant-resource-center-almost-all-organ-donor-wishes-cannot-be-granted/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 09:21:31 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/national-transplant-resource-center-almost-all-organ-donor-wishes-cannot-be-granted/ According to a report, NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their promise. ― AFP photo By Yiswaree Palansamy Friday, June 10, 2022 11:35 a.m. GMT KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Almost everyone who pledges to donate their organs […]]]>

According to a report, NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their promise. ― AFP photo

By Yiswaree Palansamy

Friday, June 10, 2022 11:35 a.m. GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Almost everyone who pledges to donate their organs after death fails to honor their pledge, the National Transplant Resource Center (NTRC) has said.

malaysia reported that NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their pledge.

Of the 2,641, 1,752 donated their livers while alive, while 651 donated theirs after death. The report said that 49,111 stage five dialysis patients are still waiting for organ donations and that this number reflects a critical situation, forcing them to undergo dialysis treatments.

Talk to malaysiaPresident of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Datuk Dr. Zaki Morad Mohd Zaher said the number of patients with stage five (end stage) kidneys in 2020 was 49,111 people, all of whom needed dialysis treatment.

“Of these, 43,729 patients underwent hemodialysis which required them to travel to a treatment center or hospital to clean the blood by removing residual toxins, excess salt and fluids. The rest, a total of 5,382 patients underwent peritoneal dialysis treatment where the blood cleansing process is done at home without requiring the patient to come to the hospital,” he said.

Compared to 2019, the number of kidney patients is 48,857 people, of whom 42,070 underwent hemodialysis treatment and 4,929 underwent peritoneal dialysis treatment. According to Dr. Zaki, although the number of organ donors is high, the lack of kidney organ supply is due to the fact that some donors died in conditions that were not suitable for organ donation, such as dying at the House.

“When they die at home and nobody knows about it, we miss the opportunity to harvest their kidneys. If they die at home, we can only take the cornea (eyes) and bones as this can be taken after even a few hours.

“Kidney donors must die under certain circumstances, such as in a hospital, to allow the hospital to harvest their organs. This is because the surgical process must be done immediately, that is, within four hours to allow the organ to function,” he said.

Dr. Zaki said that when kidney patients are in the end stages, they can no longer prevent the disease which can only be treated with lifelong dialysis machine or waiting for donor organs.

He said that only about 20,000 kidney patients are eligible to receive new organs or have kidney transplants due to certain health factors.

“The most shocking thing is that we only get 80 to 100 kidneys each year, which forces new kidney patients to wait almost 20 to 30 years to get organs from donors,” he lamented. , adding that kidney patients are increasing every year.

Dr Zaki said 26,962 new patients were registered between 2019 and December 2020 alone.

“Of this number, the largest number of new kidney patients is in 2019, at 9,419 involving 7,992 patients on hemodialysis and 1,427 on peritoneal dialysis. As of December 2020, 9,006 patients involved 7,511 who underwent hemodialysis treatment and 1,495 underwent peritoneal dialysis,” he said.

In this regard, he said, in addition to waiting for donors to die to donate organs, donors can also donate organs during their lifetime. However, he said this situation would only happen in families.

“This patient is also undergoing dialysis treatment. However, when they want a better quality of life, like wanting to work and get married, we advise them to have a kidney transplant offered by the family,” he explained.

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National Transplant Resource Center: Almost all organ donors don’t keep their promise https://donorsnet.net/national-transplant-resource-center-almost-all-organ-donors-dont-keep-their-promise/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:01:27 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/national-transplant-resource-center-almost-all-organ-donors-dont-keep-their-promise/ According to a report, NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their promise. ― AFP photo By Yiswaree Palansamy Friday, June 10, 2022 11:35 a.m. GMT KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Almost everyone who pledges to donate their organs […]]]>

According to a report, NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their promise. ― AFP photo

By Yiswaree Palansamy

Friday, June 10, 2022 11:35 a.m. GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Almost everyone who pledges to donate their organs after death fails to honor their pledge, the National Transplant Resource Center (NTRC) has said.

malaysia reported that NTRC statistics showed that between 1997 and April 2022, only 2,641 (one percent) of the 510,186 who pledged to become organ donors kept their pledge.

Of the 2,641, 1,752 donated their livers while alive, while 651 donated theirs after death. The report said that 49,111 stage five dialysis patients are still waiting for organ donations and that this number reflects a critical situation, forcing them to undergo dialysis treatments.

Talk to malaysiaPresident of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Datuk Dr. Zaki Morad Mohd Zaher said the number of patients with stage five (end stage) kidneys in 2020 was 49,111 people, all of whom needed dialysis treatment.

“Of these, 43,729 patients underwent hemodialysis which required them to travel to a treatment center or hospital to clean the blood by removing residual toxins, excess salt and fluids. The rest, a total of 5,382 patients underwent peritoneal dialysis treatment where the blood cleansing process is done at home without the patient needing to go to the hospital,” he said.

Compared to 2019, the number of kidney patients is 48,857 people, of whom 42,070 underwent hemodialysis treatment and 4,929 underwent peritoneal dialysis treatment. According to Dr. Zaki, although the number of organ donors is high, the lack of kidney organ supply is due to the fact that some donors died in conditions that were not suitable for organ donation, such as dying at the House.

“When they die at home and nobody knows about it, we miss the opportunity to harvest their kidneys. If they die at home, we can only take the cornea (eyes) and bones as this can be taken after even a few hours.

“Kidney donors must die under certain circumstances, such as in a hospital, to allow the hospital to harvest their organs. This is because the surgical process must be done immediately, that is, within four hours to allow the organ to function,” he said.

Dr. Zaki said that when kidney patients are in the end stage, they can no longer prevent the disease which can only be treated with lifelong dialysis machine or waiting for donor organs.

He said that only about 20,000 kidney patients are eligible to receive new organs or have kidney transplants due to certain health factors.

“The most shocking thing is that we only get 80 to 100 kidneys each year, which forces new kidney patients to wait almost 20 to 30 years to get organs from donors,” he lamented. , adding that kidney patients are increasing every year.

Dr Zaki said 26,962 new patients were registered between 2019 and December 2020 alone.

“Of this number, the largest number of new kidney patients is in 2019, at 9,419 involving 7,992 patients on hemodialysis and 1,427 on peritoneal dialysis. As of December 2020, 9,006 patients involved 7,511 who underwent hemodialysis treatment and 1,495 underwent peritoneal dialysis,” he said.

In this regard, he said, in addition to waiting for donors to die to donate organs, donors can also donate organs during their lifetime. However, he said this situation would only happen in families.

“This patient is also undergoing dialysis treatment. However, when they want a better quality of life, like wanting to work and get married, we advise them to have a kidney transplant offered by the family,” he explained.


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Video: How a crucial organ donation program is saving lives in the UAE https://donorsnet.net/video-how-a-crucial-organ-donation-program-is-saving-lives-in-the-uae/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:57:53 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/video-how-a-crucial-organ-donation-program-is-saving-lives-in-the-uae/ Dubai: The extensive kidney disease and transplant awareness campaign in the United Arab Emirates launched in March by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has reaped many benefits. This not only served to remind people to pawn their organs and attract more traffic to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) organ donation portal, Hayat, but […]]]>

Dubai: The extensive kidney disease and transplant awareness campaign in the United Arab Emirates launched in March by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has reaped many benefits.

This not only served to remind people to pawn their organs and attract more traffic to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) organ donation portal, Hayat, but also saved the lives of those battling kidney disease and those waiting. list of organ transplants.

Hundreds of transplants

Talk to Gulf NewsNujood AlKhloofi, National Transplant Coordinator at the MoHAP National Transplant Committee, who is a member of the DHA Oversight Committee for Organ Donation and Transplantation, provided an estimate of the number of organs transplanted up to here.

“Since the Organ Donation and Transplantation Act was established to include deceased organ donation in 2016, Dubai has performed more than 40 kidney transplants from deceased and living donors, and throughout the Arab Emirates united, there have been transplants of more than 200 different vital organs. from deceased donors,” AlKhaloofi said.

Kidney disease on the rise

Of all the organs, the kidney is the most commonly transplanted organ and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise due to a higher incidence of diabetes, hypertension and other disorders metabolic disorders that affect a large portion of the UAE population and have a direct impact on kidney health.

The Nurse’s Story

Take the case of Reeza Babu, a 36-year-old intensive care nurse at Mediclinic City Hospital, who recently received a kidney from a donor who died in February after battling kidney disease for more than 14 years. The nurse and her family are delighted with this gift of life. Reeza now plans to return to work soon and give back to patients through her hard work.

Diagnosed with CKD at the age of 24, Reeza, who was placed in strict isolation for a period of three months after her transplant, shared her story.

Reeza Babu, a 36-year-old intensive care nurse at Mediclinic City Hospital, who recently received a kidney from a deceased donor in February after battling kidney disease for more than 14 years. The nurse and her family are delighted with this gift of life.
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“I collapsed”

“I’ve been battling kidney disease since I was 24. I was fresh out of college, collapsed one day and after testing doctors found that almost 70% of my kidney function had been damaged. I had no family history of kidney disease, no diabetes, and no symptoms. It was the weirdest thing. Since then I have been working hard to lower my creatinine, taking steroids. However, my disease only progressed and since 2017, after joining Mediclinic, I have been on dialysis twice a week.

She added: “I am grateful to the doctors in Dubai for making my transplant possible.”

Reeza, who married in 2011, lost her unborn baby to high blood pressure, triggered by her kidney disease in 2012, she was told she would have to give up the idea of ​​being a mother. She was devastated but continued her work and came to Dubai to work in healthcare.

“I’m out of the woods now”

“Before coming to Mediclinic City Hospital, I used to work in other institutions. I am grateful that I came to this place, which has a transplant program. I could not have managed a transplant in India due to the unavailability of organs and the high cost of transplant. The team of doctors here were very considerate and supportive. My husband, my parents are so relieved that I am out of the woods now and one day I will be too mother,” Reeza said.

A social cause

Commenting on the life-changing impact of organ transplants, Dr. Waldo Concepcion, Professor of Surgery at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Al Jalila, said Gulf News“Almost 40% of UAE residents suffer from lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In these cases, anyone could progress to chronic kidney disease.

He added: “At present we have over 2,000 dialysis patients in our care and they are all candidates for kidney transplants. It is important to have preventative health checkups periodically and to get liver and kidney function tests and other comprehensive blood tests to avoid complications. People should consult their doctor and pay close attention to their diet, nutrition, and physical fitness to take control of their health and avoid organ damage. However, it is important that people are aware of organ donation and informed of its importance.

Anyone can need an organ donation

Dr. Concepcion further added that educating people on the importance of pledging their organs through the UAE Ministry of Health’s organ donation portal, Hayat, was the great need of the hour.

“People need to be made aware of organ donation. Take a good look, tomorrow you or your loved one may need an organ. Organ donation is the best indicator of social good in the community. It is the most selfless act that represents kindness in human beings. “

Dr. Farhad Al Janahi, Assistant Professor of Surgery at MBRU, Consultant Urologist and Transplant Surgeon at Mediclinic City Hospital, said: “Do you know that a single individual can save up to eight lives by pledging their organs for a deceased gift?”

He added: “The organs that fall under this competence are the heart, the pair of lungs, the pair of kidneys, the liver [that can be split in two] and the pancreas. All they have to do is go to the UAE Ministry of Health website and register for organ donation. Everyone can do it.

How to donate a kidney

Dr. Janahi said there are two ways for a kidney patient to get a kidney donation. “In the United Arab Emirates, a patient can get a kidney from a living donor. These include relatives up to the fourth degree or may be on the waiting list for organ donation from deceased persons.

“When a living donor comes in for a donation, we do a thorough examination to determine the health status of all organs, including the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and other congenital diseases.

Who is not eligible to be a donor

A person who smokes, is an alcoholic or diabetic or suffers from high blood pressure is not eligible for organ donation, simply because they are likely to end up with kidney failure and need to keep the two bodies, he added.

Next steps

In the event of a deceased organ transplant, the recipient is added to the waiting list and is prioritized according to the severity of the condition. A tissue match is performed before the transplant of the deceased organ. The patient is initially placed in isolation and put on immunosuppressants for life. Once the organ is not rejected, the patient is able to fully resume life and live a full life.

Dr. Concepcion added: “Organ donation is truly a gift of life. Once a person with end-stage kidney disease receives a kidney donation, they can resume their life as before.

How to register for organ donation

Anyone can promise that their organs will be harvested after death. An organ donation program like Hayat is the only first-person consent for organ donation that the hospital or doctors can refer to before the intervention of family or relatives.

Once a person is ill or involved in an incident and is admitted to hospital, doctors do everything to bring them back to life. In the event that he or she loses his or her life or becomes brain dead and has already pawned the organs, the hospital will alert the National Organ Procurement Team in Abu Dhabi, which is working in conjunction with the National Committee United Arab Emirates Transplant Center which has representation in each Emirate.

There is a centralized waiting list for organs and according to priority; the removed organ is transplanted into the recipient. It is a full team effort between the transplant committee, transplant coordinators, doctors, nurses and committee members who must initiate the correct protocol to ensure that the organ removed reaches the right person on time. Graft life cycle

Graft life cycle


The lifespan of a harvested organ is limited and it must be transplanted within this short period of time. :
Heart: 4 hours
Liver: 8 hours
Lungs: 8-10 hours
Liver: 8 hours
Kidney: 12-24 hours

In Dubai, there are three designated kidney transplant centers – Dubai Hospital, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital and Mediclinic City Hospital. Doctors and nurses work in full tandem and their goal is to transplant the removed organ to the recipient in less than an hour for best results.


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Shooting victim lives on organ donation https://donorsnet.net/shooting-victim-lives-on-organ-donation/ Tue, 31 May 2022 11:45:00 +0000 https://donorsnet.net/shooting-victim-lives-on-organ-donation/ SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – A Shreveport mother says she won’t give up the fight to make sure her son’s killers are behind bars. Jared Pelletier was shot while sitting in a vehicle on Prospect Street. Her mother remembers the call she received that day, but it was what she discovered when she opened her wallet […]]]>

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – A Shreveport mother says she won’t give up the fight to make sure her son’s killers are behind bars.

Jared Pelletier was shot while sitting in a vehicle on Prospect Street. Her mother remembers the call she received that day, but it was what she discovered when she opened her wallet that gave life to others who were fighting for their lives.

“To be killed for a bag of weed and shot in the back of the neck, what cowardice,” said Roberta Stark, Pelletier’s mother.

Stark can’t stop thinking about his son and the fate he met on April 30.

“I never expected my son to ever be murdered,” Stark said.

The Shreveport Police Department responded to the 200 block of Prospect Street after reports of a shooting. Stark says his son was shot while sitting inside a vehicle. Doctors told him he was brain dead.

“I needed to let him go. I went up there and assured him that I would seek justice,” she said.

But it was what Stark found in his son’s wallet that gave him some peace: he was an organ donor.

“What eases the heartbreak is knowing that it lives in three other people and I hope I can meet those people,” Stark said.

Pelletier was able to donate his pancreas, heart, liver and two kidneys.

“I’m just trying to imagine the joy, the elation when these families got that call that his blood was the second rarest blood type out of eight,” Stark said.

And even though he’s gone, Stark says his granddaughter will always have her father’s heart.

“He had a good heart, he had a good heart,” Stark said.

Police are still looking for Elijah Williams, 22. Williams’ warrant is for the primary culprit in attempted first-degree murder. Police also obtained a warrant for Thomas Office, 20, for first-degree murder.

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