In a 15-hour operation that began on January 24 and concluded the next day, an 18-member surgical team transplanted a left hand from a cadaver to 37-year-old Matthew David Scott and reported that Mr. Scott had wiggled a finger on his new hand, but controlled movement was not scheduled to begin for another few days.
Transplant Miracles !!! Medical miracles these days have a short life span of glory!!!
Timothy Heidler, a 40-year-old man became the first successful recipient of a larynx (voice box) transplant and is reportedly doing well, about a month following surgery he used his new voice to state at a press conference that he was feeling "the best I've felt in a long time“.
Previously Tim was using an electro-larynx for 19 years as his own larynx was injured in a motorcycle accident
Above organs also called Solid organs besides including lungs and Pancreas
DON’T TAKE YOUR ORGANS TO HEAVEN FOR HEAVEN KNOWS THEY ARE NEEDED HERE !!
HISTORY OF HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION 1954 Boston - First Kidney Transplant 1967 Cape town - First Heart Transplant 1966 Minneapolis- First Pancreas Transplant 1967 Pittsburg - First Liver Transplant 1983 Toronto - First Lung Transplant First Transplant attempted in 1902 in Russia on dogs
Longest surviving Heart Transplant Patient - 22 years
Longest living Liver Transplant - 27 years
Longest living Lung Transplant - 12 years
Longest living Indian Transplant patient has lived for 30 years
Age & Organ Donation Corneas 0 to 100 yrs Heart valves 0 to 60 yrs Trachea 15 to 60 yrs Skin 16 to 85 yrs Kidneys 0 to 70 yrs Heart 0 to 60 yrs Lungs 0 to 60 yrs Liver 0 to 70 yrs Almost 23 different tissues and organs of the body can be donated
Time Factor & Safe Organ Preservation / Transplantation Kidneys - 48 hrs Pancreas - 24 hrs Liver - 12 hrs Heart & Lungs - 6 hrs Research on Cryo-preservatives may help to preserve organs for a much longer period
Human Rights Violation- in China (1990) – 1670 kidneys transplanted mostly from executed criminals
Bizarre instances of kidneys being removed by surgeons from an innocent donor is reported from all over the world regularly
On e-bay the famous Internet Auction websites a Kidney was being auctioned for almost One million dollars!!!
Religion & Organ Donation Jainism- Jain religious leaders consider eye donation as a sublime form of charity and stress a powerful link between ‘daan’ (charity) and ‘moksha’ (salvation). Highest eye donation rate in India among Jains of Gujarat . Hinduism - No prohibition to donating organs. This act is an individual decision . Protestantism - Protestants encourage and endorse organ donation. Death is just a beginning of another life - Upanishads
Catholicism - Transplants are ethically and morally acceptable to the Vatican. Pope John Paul II. Religion & Organ Donation Judaism - Judaism teaches that saving a human life takes precedence over maintaining the sanctity of the human body . Buddhism - "We honor those people who donate their bodies and organs to the advancement of medical science and to saving lives.” – Buddhist Priest at meeting in Chicago God created man to be immortal and made him to be an image of his own eternity - Bible, The Wisdom of Solomon
Religion & Organ Donation Jehovah’s Witnesses - Jehovah’s Witnesses do not encourage organ donation but Believe it is a matter best left to the individual’s conscience Islam - In 1983 the Muslim Religious Council initially rejected organ donation by followers of Islam, but it has reversed its position, provided donors consent in writing prior to their death. The organs of Muslim donors must be transplanted immediately and should not be stored in organ banks "If one is in the position to donate an organ to save another’s life it’s obligatory to do so, even if the donor never knows who the beneficiary will be,” - Rabbi Moses Tendler
Organ donation Legal Aspects in India “ Its Provisions and Pitfalls”
Scrapping of Sub Clause (3) , Clause 9 of Chapter II
If any donor authorizes the removal of any of his human organs before his death under sub-section (1) of section 3 for transplantation into the body of such recipient, not being a near relative as is specified by the donor, by reason of affection or attachment towards the recipient or for any other special reasons, such human organ shall not be removed and transplanted without the prior approval of the Authorization Committee.
Pitfalls - THO ACT Majority of kidney transplants in the country use this clause resulting in “ legal commercial racket of kidneys”
Free Air time on Doordarshan and Private Channels for films on Organ Donation
Tax Exemption for documentaries on Organ Donation
Indirect incentives to donor families
Honoring cadaver donor families
In states of Maharastra & Gujarat slogans about “Eye donation” displayed on National Highways
Carry the card in the wallet Serves also as an emergency card ORGAN DONAR CARD BY A.P.H.M.T.
Give Life a SECOND Chance… Carry a Donor Card Organ Donor Cards are issued by A.P.H.M.T.
… When that happens don't call this my “DEATHBED”, call it my " BED OF LIFE" and let my body be used by others to lead fuller lives LIFE ......PASS IT ON !! At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped…
Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play LIFE ......PASS IT ON !!
LIFE ......PASS IT ON !! Give my eyes to a man who has never seen…. Sunrise A baby’s face or Love in the eyes of a woman
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain LIFE ......PASS IT ON !!
a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window LIFE ......PASS IT ON !! Explore every corner of my brain, take my cells and let them grow so that someday….
If you must bury something , let it be my faults, my weaknesses and all my prejudice against my fellowmen LIFE ......PASS IT ON !! Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow
Give my sins to the devil and give my soul to God, If you do what I have asked, ……… I WILL LIVE FOREVER ( The above is a Legacy of Robert N.West written in 1976 ) LIFE ......PASS IT ON !!
THANKYOU ALL. In my end is my beginning - TS.Eliot Four Quartets For further information about organ donation contact us at: A.P.HITHENDRAN MEMORIAL TRUST. NO.2, 5 TH STREET TEACHERS NAGAR THIRUKAZHUKUNDRAM KANCHIPURAM DISTRICT TAMILNADU INDIA.