Presentation on theme: "ORGAN DONATION “My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it is through earth's loveliness” -Michelangelo-"— Presentation transcript:
1ORGAN DONATION“My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it is through earth's loveliness”-Michelangelo-
2BY THIS TIME TOMORROW15 people in America who are alive right now will be dead.Not because they were in a car accident,Not because they were gunned down,Not because their time had come,not even because they weren’t in the hospital,but simply because they couldn’t obtain a transplant in time.15 people will die because the organ transplant they need will not be possible.The National Organ Transplant Waiting List
5ORGAN DONATION Description of the necessity of organs. Kind of organs can be transplanted.How you can become an organ donor.Finally, I am hoping to leave you today with a new desire to be an organ donor, and at last a life saver.
6ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION Organ transplantation is one of the greatest achievements of modern surgery.It is not longer an experiment.21,000 transplants /year (UNOS).96,000 waiting.
7BIG PROBLEMThe lack of available organs is still a problem of the field of organ transplantation surgery.In order to continue organ transplant surgery, organ donations must become more available.
8The need for donated organs and tissues PEOPLEUSANYAll Organs94,6988,494Kidney70,2385,973Liver16,9951,958Pancreas1,742116Kidney-Pancreas2,380125Heart2,834263Lung2,818184Heart/Lung1335Intestine2346
9THING OF THE TIMEEvery 16 minutes, another name is added to the waiting list.The average wait for a kidney is 416 days, 28 days for a liver, and 162 days for a heart.(Coalition on Donation website)
10WHAT ORGANS AND TISSUE WE CAN DONATE One person can help 50 people
11AVAILABLE ORGANClinics consider blood type, body size, medical urgency, time waiting, and geographical proximity as the criteria for distribution.Factors such as race, gender, age, income, or celebrity status are never considered.Organ allocation.
12HOW TO BECOME A DONORStep 1. Sign Your Driver's License or Non-Driver ID.Step 2. Enroll in the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.Step 3. Discuss your decision with your family
13BRENT’S STORY (Donor)Brent Adams died on April 13, 1998 due to a car accident.He was such a fighter and loved life.Brent’s organs helped five people.
14TONG’S STORY (Recipient) Tong had a serious congenital heart disease.She got a heart in Oct, 2000.She is totally different after her transplant. Her lips, fingers and toes are pink.
15REMEMBER REAL NUMBERSWaiting list candidates 96,570 as of today 1:12amTransplants January - February ,425 as of 05/11/2007Donors January - February ,274 as of 05/11/2007
16REMEMBER There is a huge need for organs. Almost any organ can be transplanted to anyone.There are different ways of making sure that your organs are donated after you die.The opportunity to sign a Donor Register.