The Case Of Organ Donation


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Organ donation is the removal of the tissues of the human body from a person who has recently died, or from a living donor, for the purpose of transplanting.

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The Case Of Organ Donation

  1. 1.  Defining organ transplantation  Transferable organs  History of organ transplantation  First successful kidney transplant  Heart transplant  Organ donation statistics  Facts  Benefits  Transplantation in the light of religion  Role of our president  Conclusion
  2. 2. • Organ donation is the removal of the tissues of the human body from a person who has recently died, or from a living donor, for the purpose of transplanting. • Organ donor - someone from whom an organ is taken for transplantation • Organ recipient- the one who receives the organ.
  3. 3. 1902- The first experimental animal kidney transplants at the Veinna Medical School. 1909- The first human kidney transplant experiments in France. 1933- The first human-to-human kidney transplant. Failure due to mismatches in donor and recepients blood group.
  4. 4. • 1940’s- Sir Peter Medawar experimented with the immunologic basis of organ rejection. • Early 1950’s-Kidney transplantation success by the use of cortisone. • 1954- Joseph E. Murray and his colleagues in Boston performed the first truly successful kidney transplant.
  5. 5. • Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first human heart transplant operation on 3 December, 1967 • Operation was assisted by his brother, Marius Barnard • The operation lasted for nine hours and used a team of thirty people.
  6. 6. According to the organs, the total donations could be split into: • 7180 kidney donations • 7017 liver donations • 2275 heart donations • 2026 pancreas donations • 1325 lung donations • 184 intestine donations
  7. 7. According to the race/ethnicity, the total donations could be split into: • 5427 white donations • 1243 black donations • 1097 Hispanic donations • 174 Asian donations • 42 multiracial donations • 22 AM Indian/Alaska donations • 19 Pacific Islander donations
  8. 8. • For every one organ or tissue donor, over 50 lives can be saved or improved. • Every day 19 people die due to shortage of organ transplants. • Nearly 10 percent of the patients under 18 years of age are currently waiting for liver transplants.
  9. 9. • The ability to save life • Positive moral feelings • Better quality of life • Cost effective • Social responsibility BENEFITS OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION
  10. 10. • According to Amish, Buddhism, Brethren, Catholicism, Episcopal, Hinduism, Judaism and so on, are of the belief that one should donate their organs to save humanity. • Baptist belief that donation is supported as an act of charity.
  11. 11. • President Asif Ali Zardari has become the first President to donate all his body organs after signing a bill to enact a law to regulate transplant of human organs in the country.
  12. 12. • The organ transplantation bill lying unattended in the house of the parliament. • All Muslim countries, and many others, have already passed necessary legislation.