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10 Aug

Organ Donor Month


It is important to educate people about becoming an organ donor

According to research done, in the last 18 months there has been a remarkable increase in organ donor registrations. 

Roughly 4 300 children and adults are awaiting life-saving organs and corneal transplants. The number of patients who require organ donations are drastically increasing every month and may eventually result in a pandemic.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, one in ten people suffer from chronic kidney disease and eventually end up with kidney failure.
Organ donation is when someone allows their organs to be legally removed. This can be arranged by consent while the donor is still alive or after death, with the assent of the next of kin. When giving consent to being an organ donor, it may not necessarily mean that you have to donate your healthy organs and tissue to be transplanted into another person. You also have the option of donating to research laboratories and universities. Common organ transplants include:

Bone marrow

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Almost anyone can be an organ donor, regardless of age or medical history. Donors are needed from all races and ethnic groups.  Research has shown that transplant success rates increase when organs are matched between members of the same ethnic background.

In countries such as Australia, attitudes toward organ donation are considered essential in facilitating the organ donation decision. Organ donation success rates can be increased by enhancing the quality of hospital care and guaranteeing that the request for donation is handled in a way that meets the family’s needs.

Becoming an organ donor is quit an effortless process. You are required to register online or call the toll-free line on 0800 22 66 11. Once this is complete, an organ donor card will be sent to you, as well as a sticker which needs to be placed on both your identification document and your driver’s license. Everyone needs a helping hand. Save a life, become an organ donor.

Reference list.
Gail Moloney, M. S. (2016). The power of an Immediate Donor Registration Opportunity: Translating Organ Donation Attitudes Into Registration Behavior. 49-59.
Media Web. (2017, July 26). Retrieved from August- Organ Donor Month:
William DeJong, H. G. (n.d.). Requesting Organ Donation: An Interview Study of Donor and Nondonor Families. Requesting Organ Donation: An Interview Study of Donor and Nondonor Families.

Organ Donor Foundation
0800 22 66 11



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