Urgent need to clear misconceptions and taboo about organ donation
Number of organ donors is abysmally low in India
New Delhi, 03 December 2017: According to statistics, every single person can save up to 7 lives by donating organs. Apart from this, at any given point, there are about 8 to 10 potential donors in the ICUs of any major city. Despite this, the number of organ donors in India is abysmally low at about 0.34 persons per million of population. As per the IMA, these statistics indicate the urgent need for people to step in and start donating their organs.
Organ donation is the process of Retrieving or Procuring an organ from a live or deceased person known as a donor. The process of recovering organs is called harvesting. This organ is transplanted into the recipient who needs that organ. There are two types of organ donation: Live Donation and Deceased or Cadaver Donation.