Organ donation: Can we learn from the West?The Ever increasing population and a widely variable level of access to health care in India means that there are many people with organ failure (kidney, liver and heart) waiting for a organ transplant. In India the concept of organ transplant means donating blood and donating eyes (cornea), recently people have been donating kidneys for the family members.
In Western countries 70-80% of population register themselves for organ donation in the unfortunate event of untimely death. In India less than 1% actually donate organs after their death. This wide difference means a demand and supply gross mismatch of a noble gift, the gift of life. Last year in India alone 5 lakh people died waiting on the transplant list for a organ to come by their way.
Today organ transplant is a reality and doctors are transplanting kidneys, liver, heart, pancreas too.
Can we change and help someone else live also.