Awareness on ORGAN DONATION
Organ donation is the harvesting of an individual's organs after he or she dies, for the purpose of transplanting them into another person. The person who gives the organs is called a donor while the person who receives the organ is called a recipient. All of us can be organ donors, irrespective of age, caste, religion, community, current or past medical condition. Children can also be organ donors after taking consent for organ donation from their parents. A brain dead person carrying a donor card, still needs the approval of his family for organ donation. Family consent is the key here.The Transplantation of Human Organ Act clearly states that, it is mandatory to take the consent of the next of kin (patient, spouse, etc.) for organ donation of a brain dead person.