Anyone can become an organ and tissue donor, regardless of age, race or gender. If the person is under the age of 18, then the parent or legal guardian’s approval is vital. There are two ways to donate organs according to the information published on AIIMS ‘ official website. One is by pledging for organ donation when a person is alive and the other is by consent of family after the concerned individual’s death.
If you want to become a donor here are some simple steps you need to follow:
During a lifetime, a person can pledge for organ donation by filling up a donor form and the organ donor form could be obtained from ORBO either personally or through the mail.
Step 1: Download the donor form the official website without any fees.
Step 2: After download, fill the “Organ/Body Donation” form.
Step 3: You need two witnesses signature on the donor form one of whom must be a near relative.
Step 4: If your request is excepted then a “Donor Card” with a registration number will be sent to you.
Step 5: If you become donor then you must share this decision with the dear ones.
The facility also receives non-registered contributions. If an entity dies without registering, then the theta person’s family members may donate their organs. The only requirement we need for this gift is to sign a consent form that will be given at that point. The dead corpse is returned in a dignified manner to the community. To become a donor one can register themselves on websites like NOTTO, ROTTO etc.
Organs that can be donated are:
- Small Intestine
- Skin tissues
- Bone tissues
- Heart valves
Even though millions of people have enrolled to become providers for organs, through vital organ loss people still have lost their lives. Approximately 90% of India’s patients die while searching for the organs due to the lack of donors.