An Overview

Campaign on Organ Donation (CORD) is a unique initiative by Saroj Super Speciality Hospital in association with two of the most prominent not-for–profit organisations, MOHAN Foundation & ORGAN India whose objective is to substantially raise awareness on organ donation in India.

In India, every year, over 500,000 people die because of non-availability of organs, over 200,000 die of liver disease and around 150,000 people await a kidney transplant of which only 5,000 get one. The organ donation rate of 0.34 per million in India is amongst the lowest in the world. As per the statistics produced by WHO, every year, only 0.01 percent of the population in India donate their organs after death whereas in western countries around 70-80 percent people pledge their organs.

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What is organ donation?

Organ donation is the process of removing tissue/s or organ/s biologically from a live, or a deceased person to be harvested in another person who is in need of a transplant. The former is the donor and the latter is the recipient.

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What are the different types of organ donation?

Live Donor – When a living and a medically compatible donordonates his/her organ/s to a recipient in need of organ transplant, this type of organ donation is termed Living Donor.

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Which organs and tissues can be donated?

When an individual is declared brain dead, an artificial support keeps the body supplied with oxygen which enables the heart to continue to beat and circulate blood on temporary basis for maintaining blood supply to vital organs long

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What are the legalities involved for organ donation in india?

In India, the primary legislation for organ donation and transplantation is Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 which regulates the practices of removal, storage and transplantation of human organs for therapeutic purposes

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I pledge to give a new lease of life

The organ donation card that you receive does not hold any legal entity. It is mere an expression that you wish to be an organ donor. It is important to keep it with you at all times and tell your family and friends about it.

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Myths & facts on organ donation

Myth - There is recovery from Brain Death
Fact – It is impossible to recover from brain death. It is not coma.

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