Organ Donation (& organ donor bracelet)!


Somehow we don't realize this! Giving away any material may cost some money to us, but blood and flesh???? It costs nothing to share it. It saves lives and the body doesn't feel anything out of ordinary. If you're a Christian, you might as well know the importance of 'Blood and Flesh' so much! May be Jesus was talking about Blood and Organ Donation in his last supper!!! Ahh.. Leave it, my mind is going haywire.
Anyways, I really don't understand why many aren't pledging their organs? Perhaps if you're a Zoroastrian, it might still make some sense, as the body becomes food to scavenger birds who need it for their survival. Otherwise, what is the point of letting the body become ashes or decomposed??? 
Here's the best part of organ donation. Its cool!!! Think of it - You become immortal!!! When your organs go to someone else after you're gone, you're not really gone, you continue to live. Isn't that cool??!!! And isn't that the best gift you could give your near and dear ones, who would miss you after you're gone, but are consoled to some extent to know that you're continuing to live in some form!!!! That's just amazing.
There are very very few countries that have organ donation system that's 'opt-out' type, meaning organs 'will' be harvested after death, unless you opt out saying you do not want to give. Almost all other countries have the 'opt-in' system where in your organs 'are not' harvested unless you pledge them!!!!! 
It is necessary to carry the donor id card with you in your purse/wallet, because in the worst case scenario of meeting with a road accident, the hospital dealing with you, will know that you're an organ donor and in an unfortunate event of brain/cardiac death, the organs can be harvested immediately. No, the body is sutured properly and covered with dressing by skilled surgeons for funeral, so body doesn't look like a ghost! And no, don't worry, doctors will not be negligent about keeping you alive, just because you're an organ donor! 
Instead of a card, a piece of jewelry (mostly a bracelet) would also do. Many medical  id bracelets are around these days that help strangers and Samaritans to serve you better if necessity arises like allergy, alzheimer, pacemaker, dialysis notification etc. When I registered, the lovely people at Onecklace sent me this gorgeous bracelet which says I'm an organ donor. To denote the folded green ribbon symbol, I opted for a green stone.
Still unsure? Check this video....... In UK, the NHS takes care of organ donation as well. In India, there were several private charitable/medical institutions that were trying to promote awareness. Very recently, the govt has finally set up a wing under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare called the NOTTO, which streamlines the various institutions. GO NOW, REGISTER and BE IMMORTAL!!!

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17 comments

  1. I always wanted to be an organ donor but I dint know whom to approach. Thanks for the info, I will check it out

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  2. I registered a while back pre-opt-out days, I think if we can help we should. We'd want help so why not help others as much as we can.
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  3. I have always subscribed to the idea of being an organ donor but I never really got around to making the first step to becoming one. Maybe now is the time to do it. I think it is a noble thing to do.

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  4. Nice bracelet , this post reminds me that I need to register as an organ donor

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  5. that bracelet really looks pretty! we have the opt-out system here because i think our govt understands that most of the non-donors are actually not against the idea of donating out their organs, but just doesn't feel that strongly for it to get to the correct authorities and do up all the paperwork to specially opt-in.

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  6. It's nice to be a part of something like this. I agree, it's good to help out even after you're gone, and what better way to do that than to donate a part of you that can help someone else live.

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  7. This is interesting. I can imagine that even beyond death, when I become an organ donor, I can still be able to offer help to someone in need. And I can also imagine how life transforming this is for the recipient of the organ and the family of this person. -Claire Algarme

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  8. It's a good to donate your organs in the eventuality of death as you get to live through somebody else. The bracelet looks nice.

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  9. I had signed up for the donor pledge long time ago when I was still schooling. Because I hope if one day I'm gone, if any of my body parts can help anyone, I will be happy wherever I am...

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  10. This is a rather morbid topic people would rather not talk about, yet it is very important because it can save someone else's life. They really need to promote it imaginatively to gain acceptance.

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  11. First of all congrats to be an organ donor. I am totally for organ donation. Would join the initiative soon.

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  12. This is brilliant and congratulations on part of this noble cause. You are doing a wonderful job in spreading awareness about it.

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  13. I really love this. To this day, I still don't understand how some people still don't know about this! :O

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  14. Wow this is such a selfless move, hope more people can join you also.

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  15. I actually want to be an organ donor too, so even when I die, someone else can have a chance to live longer, and like you said, that makes me feel immortal as well.

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  16. For a Chinese, it's quite a difficult decision. In our culture, our ancestors believe that we must be buried in a whole, and that our souls were not laid to rest without the whole body being laid to rest. However, modern world now encourage organ donation.
    There are also many horror stories that is making me hold on to the decision to sign up. Maybe a few years more.

    As for now, I need to build up the courage to donate blood first.

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  17. That's a really nice bracelet. I've never been interested in being an organ donor. I've always felt that if something was to happen that they'll not want to save me. I know I'm paranoid, but that's just how I feel.

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