I'VE GOT MINE!..HAVE YOU GOT YOURS?
These are just some of the people that i know who have signed up for organ donation, the ones who arent camera shy ;)
and some of the important facts you should know! so if you agree with organ donation please please SIGN UP takes two mins and you can help so many people!!
You are more likely to need a transplant than to become a donor.
Although 90% of the population support organ donation, only 28% are on the organ donor register
and also sign up here to become a donor! get your card and email me a pic!! :) ... https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/ukt/how_to_become_a_donor/registration/consent.asp?campaign=1160
Transplants are one of the biggest achievements of modern medicine and can save or greatly enhance the lives of seriously ill patients.
However, they depend completely on donors and their families consenting to organ donation.
one person can save or improve the lives of up to nine people through organ donation after they die.
A donor can donate a heart, lungs, two kidneys, pancreas, liver and small bowel and can restore the sight of two people by donating their cornea
Organs are only removed for transplantation after a person has died.
Death is confirmed by a doctor or doctors who are entirely independent of the transplant team.
Death is confirmed in exactly the same way for people who donate organs as for those who do not.
Most organ donors are patients who die as a result of a brain haemorrhage, severe head injury, or stroke and who are on a ventilator in a hospital intensive care unit.
In these circumstances, death is diagnosed by brain stem tests.
There are very clear and strict standards and procedures for doing these tests and they are always performed by two experienced doctors.
The ventilator provides oxygen which keeps the heart beating and blood circulating after death.
These donors are called heartbeating donors. Organs such as hearts, which deteriorate very quickly without an oxygen supply, are usually only donated by a heartbeating donor.
Patients who die in hospital but are not on a ventilator can, in some circumstances, donate their kidneys, and in certain circumstances, other organs. They are called non-heartbeating donors.
Both heartbeating and non-heartbeating donors can donate their corneas and other tissue.
see everyone in my family is willing to donate ;) haha
obviously some peoples organs are smaller than others ;)
(this is not my bf btw haha)
FOR ALL Q&A CLICK THIS LINK http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/ukt/how_to_become_a_donor/questions/questions.jsp
IF YOU HAVE READ MY BLOG AND IT HAS MADE YOU SIGN UP EMAIL ME A PICCY OF YOU AND YOUR CARD AND IL ADD YOU TO THE PAGE!! :)