Save life! Become an organ donor and spread happiness.
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Imagine yourself anxiously waiting outside the ICU for the doctor hoping to tell you that your loved one lying on the ICU bed will be fine. Imagine the doctor breaking out the news that your loved one immediately needs a heart transplant and no donor is available. You shudder all the way from top to bottom hearing the news and helplessly start praying to God to somehow miraculously send a donor who will save the life of your loved one. You plead the doctor to somehow save his/her life but unfortunately, the doctor can't do anything as no donor is available. No donor is available because nobody cared about organ donation just as you didn't.
Suddenly, you realize and start blaming the world for not being a good place to even provide one small tiny organ to save the life of your loved one. Unfortunately, millions of people are also waiting before you for just one small tiny organ to save their loved one's life. But no donor is available because nobody cared about organ donation just like you didn't.
I saw the helplessness of someone close to me going through this pain praying to God every single day to save his mother's life and decided not to let my conscience admonish me if I'm ever faced with such a situation.
Every year, in India nearly:
● 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs
● 200,000 people die of liver disease
● 50,000 people die from heart disease
● 150,000 people await a kidney transplant but only 5,000 get one
● 1,000,000 lakh people suffer from corneal blindness and await transplant
India, in the year of 2013, with a population of over 1.2 billion people, recorded only 0.26 persons as organ donors per million population (PMP) that is 2.6 organ donors on average in every 1 crore, an incredibly small and insignificant number compared to the statistics around the world.
Let's take a pledge to donate our organs and not let our conscience admonish us if we ever find ourselves in such a situation. Let's not be careless. Let's make ourselves proud of ourselves. Let's give the gift of life. Let's become organ donors.
Register on http://notto.nic.in/ (National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization, Govt. of India) and get your donor card online in just 2-3 days.
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