FAQ

 

Some Common Questions

1. Who can be a Donor?
  Anyone, regardless of age, race or gender can become an organ and tissue donor. If he/she is under the age of 18 years, then the consent of parent or legal guardian is essential. Medical suitability for donation is determined at the time of death.
2. Who can give consent for organ donation after brain death?
  Donors who have during their lifetime consented for organ donation in writing in the presence of two witnesses (at least one of whom is a near relative,) should carry their donor cards with them and also express their wishes to their near and dear ones. In case of no such consent or donor pledge form was filled before death, then the authority to give consent for organ donation lies with the person lawfully in possession of the dead body.
3. Which terminal diseases can be cured by transplant?
  Here are some terminal diseases which can be cured by the transplantation:-
Heart   heart failure
Lungs   terminal lung illnesses
Kidneys    kidney failure
Liver    liver failure
Pancreas   diabetes
Eyes    blindness
Heart valve   valvular disease
Skin    severe burns
4. Who will receive your organ?
  Your vital organs will be transplanted into those individuals who need them most urgently. Gifts of life (Organs) are matched to recipients on the basis of medical suitability, urgency of transplant, duration on the waiting list and geographical location.
5. Is there any charge to my family for organ donation?
  No, there is no charge nor payment for organ/tissues used in transplantations. Organ donation is a true gift.
6. Does organ / tissue removal affect cremation / burial arrangements or disfigure the body?
  No. The removal or organs or tissues will not interfere with customary funeral or burial arrangements. The appearance of the body is not altered. A highly skilled surgical transplant team removes the organs and tissues which can be transplanted in other patients. Surgeons stitch up the body carefully, hence no disfigurement occurs. The body can be viewed as in any case of death and funeral arrangements need not be delayed.
7. Will the doctor ask permission of donation from my family, once the signed donor card is found?
  Yes. Doctor will always ask the permission of organ donation from the family if your signed card is sighted. Therefore, it is important that you discuss your decision with family members and loved ones so that it will be easier for them to follow through with your wishes.
8. What is legal position on organs donations?
  It is legal by law. The government of India has enacted the "transplantation of human organs act 1994" in Feb. 1995, which has allowed organ donation and legalised brain death.
9. Is it permissible to sell human organs?
  No, "The Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994" prohibits the sale of human organs and tissues. Violators are subject to fines and imprisonment.
10. Can organs be removed after death at home?
  No. It can only be removed when a person is brain dead in the hospital and is immediately put on a ventilator and other life support systems. After death at home, only eyes and tissues can be removed.
11. Is the organ transplant free of cost ?
  No, it is not completely free of cost, depends on hospital to hospital and concerning doctors. After transplantation recipient has to spend the money on medicines to avoid graft rejection.
 

General Medical Exclusion Criteria for Tissue/Organs Donors.

1. Clinical or laboratory evidence of HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C infection clinical history of tuberculosis, Clinical or laboratory evidence of syphilis or history of incomplete or untreated case of tuberculosis and syphilis
 
  • Presence of systemic infection or severe localized infection of tissue to be retrieved.
  • Person with haemophilia or related clotting disorders treated with human derived clotting factor concentrates.
  • Non medical injected drug use including intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous injections.
  • Active or past history of slow virus disease.
  • Presence of malignancy (exceptions exist for primary CNS tumours, basal cell carcinomas).
  • The donated corneas are transplanted to patients eye who are waiting list in accordance with the priority based on guidelines to avoid malpractices. The eyes are never bought or sold. Eye donation is never refused.
  • Risk of prion associated disease.
  • History or presence of serious illness of unknown aetiology.
  • History of multi system autoimmune disease or systemic disease with severe effects on the organ/tissue to be transplanted(collagen diseases, vasculitis).
  • Heavy irradiation to the area of tissues being removed.
  • Toxic substances in potentially toxic amounts in tissues to be collected.
  • Exposures to poisons, heavy metals and other toxins.
 

Cornea (Eyes) 

1. Facts about eye donation
 
  • The eyes have to be removed within six hours of death. So the nearest eye bank or eye collection centre must be informed immediately irrespective of the initial pledging of eye donation.
  • Eye removal takes only 10-15 minutes and leaves no scar or disfigurement of the face.
  • Only the cornea is transplanted for all practical purpose and not the entire eyeball. However, other part of eye is used for research and education purpose.
  • Eye donation gives sight to two blind persons. One blind person is given one eye.
  • Cataract: 62.60%
    Refractive errors: 19.70%
    Glaucoma: 05.80%
    Posterior segment disorder: 04.70%
    Surgical Complication: 01.20%
    Corneal blindness: 0.90%
    Posterior capsular opacification: 0.90%
    Others: 04.19%
  • The donated corneas are transplanted to patients eye who are waiting list in accordance with the priority based on guidelines to avoid malpractices. The eyes are never bought or sold. Eye donation is never refused.
2. What are the types of blindness ?
  Economic blindness: As described above
Social blindness: Vision 3/60 or diminution of field of vision to 10°
Manifest blindness: Vision 1/60 to just perception of light
Absolute blindness: No perception of light
Curable blindness: That stage of blindness where the damage is reversible by prompt management e.g. cataract
Preventable blindness: The loss of blindness that could have been completely prevented by institution of effective preventive or prophylactic measures
e.g.  xerophthalmia, trachoma, and glaucoma
Avoidable blindness: The sum total of preventable or curable blindness is often referred to as avoidable blindness.
3. What is cornea ?
   The cornea is a transparent watch glass like structure, spherical in shape present in front of the eyes. Vision can be dramatically reduced if the cornea becomes cloudy from inherited disease, injury, infections, chemical burns, congenital disease etc
4. What is eye bank ?
  Eye bank is an organization, which deals with the collection, storage and distribution of the donor eyes for the purpose of corneal grafting, research and supply of eye tissue for other ophthalmic purpose.
5. What is eye bank ?
  It is the link between donor and recipient/eye surgeon. It is an organization recognized by the government to collect and distribute human eyes to those requiring corneal transplantAtion
6. Who can be an eye donor ?
  Anyone can be a donor irrespective of age, sex or blood group.
7. Do religious authorities approve of donating one's eyes? ?
  Yes, all religious faiths support this vital sight restoration ogran
8. Is the whole eye used for transplant?
  No. Only the thin transparent layer in front of the iris called the cornea is used for transplant.
9. What Is a cornea?
  Cornea is a transparent tissue without any blood vessels. A clear cornea enables one to have a good vision.
10. How is the tissue harvested from a donor?
  A. Tissue is retrieved either through enucleation (whole eye ball removal) or comeal excision. Presently many eye banks in the country, retrieve cornea by IN SITU CORNEAL EXCISION PROCEDURE. This procedure involves removing just the cornea from the whole eye of the deceased/donor. During corneal excision, the cornea along with the white part of the eye known as the sclera is excised out. Two to three mm scleral rim is excised 360 degrees. The procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes. The excised cornea is introduced into a preservative medium, the Mc Carey Kaufman medium (MK medium) which is prepared by the Rotary Club of Hyderabad, Cornea Preservation Center of the_RIEB.and distributed to all eye banks in-the country and South East Asian countries. The MK m—edium allows preservation of the cornea for a period of 4 days.
11. What is meant by corneal transplantation?
  It is a surgical procedure whereby an impaired cornea of the patient is replaced by a healthy cornea from a donor for gaining the lost vision.
12. How quickly should the corneas/eyes be removed after death?
  Corneas/eyes should be removed within 6 hours of demise.
13. Is it necessary to transport the donor to the hospital after death for donating eyes?
  No. The eye bank personnel will go to the donor's residence and remove the eyes. The procedure takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
14. Do cataracts or the use of spectacles render the corneas unfit?
  A. No. Both these 'conditions relate to the lens of the eye and not the cornea.
  Yes, all religious faiths support this vital sight restoration ogran
15. Does eye donation disfigure the donor's face?
  No. The removal of corneas/eyes does not cause disfigurement.
  No. The removal of corneas/eyes does not cause disfigurement.
16. Is there any delay in funeral arrangements?
  No. Tissue procurement is performed within 20 to 30 minutes. Therefore family members of the deceased may proceed as planned with funeral arrangements.
17. What conditions render corneas unfit for donations?
  Corneas of persons suffering from AIDS, jaundice, rabies, syphilis, tetanus, septicemia and viral diseases are considered unfit for donation.
18. What about diabetes or hypertension?
  Even donors with these conditions can donate their eyes.
19. Does the human body reject the transplanted donor cornea?
  A cornea does not have direct blood supply. Therefore the risk of rejection is very low. If rejection occurs, it can be suppressed by timely medication.
20. How will the donated eyes be used?
  After the cornea is removed from the whole eye, it is evaluated and then supplied to the eye surgeon for use in a patient.
21. . Is there any use of corneas that are for some reason not utilised for surgery?
  Corneas that are rejected for technical reasons may be used for researCh or education purposes.
22. Will the donor or recipient family be told who donated or received the cornea?
  No. The Donor - recipient information is maintained confidential.
23. Will the donor family be given fees?
  . No. it is illegal to buy or sell human eyes, organs or tissues. Any cost involved with cornea retrieval is borne by the eye bank.
  No. The removal of corneas/eyes does not cause disfigurement.
 

Kidney 

1. What is a Chronic Kidney Disease?
  Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a progressive, permanent loss of kidney function. As the disease progresses, symptoms (weakness, nausea, pallor, lethargy, swelling and loss of appetite) worsen. When blood urea and serum creatinine increase beyond a certain percentage, dialysis becomes necessary. Some patients may need dialysis even earlier. When kidneys fail permanently, medicines cannot provide any cure.
2. What happens in a dialysis ?
  Dialysis is a procedure that does some of the work of the kidneys. It removes accumulated waste and the extra water from the body. When kidneys fail permanently, dialysis needs to be done regularly. There are two types of dialysis a. Hemodialysis b. Peritoneal dialysis
3. Is dialysis different from a kidney transplantation ?
  Totally different. Dialysis needs the support of external equipment whereas in a kidney transplant, a healthy kidney from a donor is transplanted into the body of a person whose kidneys have failed. The donated kidney may come from a relative of the patient or from a cadaver donor.
4. Who can undergo kidney transplantation ?
  If a patient is young, transplantation makes better sense than dialysis. Kidney Transplantation allows a person to work, study, travel; in other words, lead a normal life. Elderly patients (usually over 65 years of age) are better maintained on dialysis. Generally, those who do not have any (other) serious disease i.e. heart disease or malignancy are candidates for a kidney transplant. There is also a factor of emotional stability that comes into play for the patient, when it comes to suitability for a kidney transplant. Also, a person with no history of addiction is in a better position to undergo transplantation.
5. Who can donate kidneys ?
  Near relatives of patients with matching blood group (between 21 – 65 years of age) can donate a kidney. They need to undergo a series of tests including tissue match tests, to ascertain their suitability for kidney donation. Persons with no family relation to the patient are usually not allowed to donate.
6. How long will the recipient be in the hospital ?
  The average hospital stay for transplant recipients is about seven days. However, this can vary considerably from four days to three weeks, depending on many factors.
7. How long is the recovery period for the recipient after transplant?
  The initial recovery time after the surgery is four to eight weeks. However, receiving a transplant carries a long-term commitment to ensure that the kidney continues to function. The recipient must be diligent in following the transplant team’s plan of post-operative care or the transplanted kidney may be rejected or lost due to other complications.
8. What are the side effects of the medications?
  Anti-rejection medications are designed to suppress, or disable, a person’s immune system so that the transplanted organ will not be rejected. Side effects vary from minimal and tolerable to more severe. Dosages and side effects are closely monitored by the transplant team and adjusted accordingly. Side effects are discussed with the recipient before and after transplant.
9. Is it Safe to undergo Kidney transplant in India ?
  India boasts of lots of Hospitals which are JCI (Joint Commission international) accredited hospital. Also, We have their own accrediating body –NABH. All these hospitals are best suited for any type of complicated procedures and most of the doctors are foreign trained with vast experience.
10. How do select the best hospital ?
  Kidney Transplant is a complex procedure and requires a very long hospital stay. So, It is very much necessary to select the best place for your kidney transplant. There are many Good Hospital where you can undergo the procedure. However it is important to first try to find and get information about the TRANSPLANT TEAM who will be handling your case. It is not necessary that the top hospital always has the best transplant team. So its wise to inquire and consult the medical consultant apart from the hospital before your travel.
 

Liver  

1. How can I donate my organs?
  If you wish to be an organ donor, ensure that you carry an organ donor card .It is also important to discuss your views on organ donation with immediate family members since the process cannot be carried out without their consent. You can easily get an Organ Donor card after registration on website of Indore Society for Organ Donation ( www.organdonationindore.org ) with Your Unique Identification card Number such as Aadhar card /voter id/ Deriving license number .
2. Who can be the donor for transplantation?
  Common criteria:-
1. Up to 80 years of age.
2. In good health with no major medical or psychiatric illnesses
  There are two sources: cadaveric and living donors:-
1. Cadaveric donors are individuals whose organs have been made available after brain death. As few cadaveric donations take place in India, living related liver transplantation is the only feasible option in our country. For living related transplants, a relative (usually parents) with a compatible blood type donates a portion of their liver to the child. Fortunately, the liver of the donor is able to grow back to full size in 812 weeks.
2. Living liver donors should be healthy adults, with a near normal body mass index (not obese) who have the ability to understand the procedure. The donor should have no medical, emotional, or psychological condition that could potentially increase the risk of this surgery.
3. What is liver transplantation?
  Liver transplantation is the surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy one
4. What causes liver failure?
  It could be a number of things such as the following:-
1. Hepatitis B & C
2. Autoimmune Hepatitis
3. Cirrhosis
4. Alcoholic Cirrhosis
5. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
6. Cryptogenic Cirrohosis
7. Primary Sclerosing Choalangitis
8. Hepatocellular Carcinoma
9. Wilson’s Disease
10. Primary Hemochromatosis
11. Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis ( NASH)
12. Budd- Chiari Syndrome
13. Acute Liver Failure
14. Metabolic Disease .
5. Who is not a candidate for Liver transplantation?
  Liver transplant surgery is not for everyone. Since donor liver are hard to come by, strict rules are put into place when approving someone for candidacy. It is likely you won’t qualify for candidacy if you suffer or have suffered from any of the following:
1. Severe kidney, lung, or liver diseases
2. Pulmonary hypertension
3. Continued use of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
4. HIV
5. Hepatitis
6. Cancer
7. Stroke
8. Diabetes that has caused severe vital organ damage
9. Active infection
10. Malnourishment
6. How is the decision made to transplant a patient's liver ?
  The decision to transplant a patient’s liver is made in consultation with all individuals involved in the patient’s care, including the patient, referring physician, and the patient’s family. The patient and family’s input is vital in this decision-making process; they must clearly understand the risks involved in proceeding to transplantation and the post transplant care. In general, this means that a person has a poor chance of living in the next 1-2 years from their underlying liver disease.
7. Are treatments other than liver transplantation used for liver diseases?
  There are a number of effective medications that exist to treat a variety of liver diseases, while for other liver diseases medical treatment of complications is really all we can do especially in patients with true end-stage liver disease. Treatment of complications may be all that is required if the liver is not failing and liver transplantation may not be required in many cases. Otherwise, medical treatment delays, but does not eliminate, the patient’s need for a liver
8. Which diseases are treated by liver transplantation?
  A large number of diseases are capable of decreasing or interfering with the liver’s function that’s sufficient to threaten the life of the patient, like yourself. Most of these diseases are potentially treatable with liver transplantation. In adults, cirrhosis – which is a heavy accumulation of scar tissue due to the death of liver cells because of chronic viral hepatitis such as hepatitis C – is the most common disease for which liver transplantation is performed. In children, the disease most often treated by liver transplantation is biliary artesia, which is a failure of bile ducts to develop normally and drain bile from the liver.
9. What is the connection between alcohol-related liver disease and liver transplantation?
  Most people who develop cirrhosis of the liver due to excessive alcohol use do not need a liver transplant; they just need to stop drinking. For patients with advanced liver disease, where prolonged abstinence and medical treatment fail to restore health and liver disease is progressive, we discuss liver transplantation. All patients in this setting must be alcohol free for at least 6 months before they can be listed for a liver transplant as well as attend Alcoholics Anonymous and have random alcohol and tox screens.
10. How long will the transplant surgery be?
  It will last up to 8 hours, but it can take up to 6-14 depending on complications.
11. What does a pre transplant evaluation process consists of?
  This consist of checking all the body systems with regards to optimal function and presence of unexpected disease. Your child's immunization records will be reviewed. Following transplantation, some vaccines cannot be given and others may not be as effective. A detailed nutritional assessment will also be performed. Several tests will be performed:
1. Laboratory blood and urine tests.
2. Electrocardiogram (ECG) and a chest X-ray.
3. CT ofthe liver and blood vessels
12. What happens during the recovery period after liver transplantation in the intensive care unit and nursing unit in the hospital?
  Initially when the patient is in the intensive care unit, we closely monitor the patient's bodily functions, including the liver function, very carefully. Once the patient has been transferred to the floor nursing unit, we decrease the frequency of blood testing, allowing eating, and initiate physical therapy and activity to help regain muscle strength. Some of the medicines to prevent rejection are initially given intravenously or by vein, but others are given by mouth immediately and eventually all medications are given by mouth. During the first six weeks after liver transplantation, we will request that the patient have frequent blood tests and other exams to monitor liver function and detect any evidence of rejection or infection in the new liver.
13. What can I expect my quality of life to be after liver transplantation?
  The first three months following transplantation are the most difficult. The body is adjusting to the "new" liver and all the medications needed to maintain its health. By the time of discharge from the hospital patients are able to care for themselves, with some minor restrictions. The transplant team carefully prepares each patient for discharge. Most patients can return to work within 3 to 6 months after a transplant. Playing sports and getting healthy exercise, socializing, and traveling for business and pleasure are all possible.
 

Heart  

1. What is a heart transplant?
  A heart transplant is a surgery performed to remove a person’s diseased or damaged heart, which is then replaced with a healthy and suitable heart from a donor. It is a procedure reserved for patients with severe heart failure.
2. Where does the donor heart come from?
  Donor hearts come from someone who is brain dead but still on life support. All other attempts of saving their life have failed before organ donation even becomes an option. A donor is someone under the age of 65 with little or no history of heart disease or trauma to the chest. Unfortunately, donor hearts are hard to come by.
What diseases can lead to heart transplantation?
  Various forms of heart disease can lead to transplantation, including but not limited to:-
1. Congenital Heart Disease
2. Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
3. Severe Angina (caused by Coronary Heart Disease)
4. Coronary Artery Disease
5. Congestive Heart Failure
6. Valvular Disease
3. Who is not a candidate for heart transplantation?
  Heart transplant surgery is not for everyone. Since donor hearts are hard to come by, strict rules are put into place when approving someone for candidacy. It is likely you won’t qualify for candidacy if you suffer or have suffered from any of the following:
1. Severe kidney, lung, or liver diseases
2. Pulmonary hypertension
3. Continued use of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
4. HIV
5. Hepatitis
6. Cancer
7. Stroke
8. Diabetes that has caused severe vital organ damage
9. Active infection
10. Malnourishment
4. What should I expect when being evaluated for candidacy?
  Once your doctor refers you to a transplant center, you will be evaluated by a transplant team-a group of specialists that will validate your candidacy. They will evaluate you on a physical and a mental level. This team is usually made of a cardiologist, a cardiovascular surgeon, a transplant coordinator, a social worker, a dietician, and a psychiatrist. An assessment of your finances will be performed, and expect for you and your family to be interviewed (this is just procedure to see whether or not you have good support system at home). Your medical examination will consist of tests to determine your overall physical condition. These tests can include but are not limited to: an EKG, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization, liver tests, kidney tests, blood tests, skin tests, tests for cancer, exercise tests, dental examinations, pulmonary function tests, and tissue and blood typing to help prevent rejection. Other tests may also be performed to complete a more thorough examination.
5. If I am chosen as a candidate for heart transplantation, what happens next?
  If you are dubbed a candidate for heart transplantation, you will then be put on the national wait list for a heart. While you wait for a donor heart it is vital that you keep up your health. You will receive on-going medical treatment for heart failure and other existing conditions that you may have. Your transplant team may have also administered suggestive diet and exercise plans to you. If this is the case, it is in your best interest to follow them and to also quit any further smoking, drinking, and drug use. Your transplant team will also perform routine tests and checkups to check your overall condition while you wait. A device you might consider receiving while you wait is called a ventricular assist device. A ventricular assist device is an implanted mechanical pump that helps your heart pump enough blood to the rest of your body. Many patients on the waitlist are very ill and this device is considered an effective treatment.
6. How long is the average recovery period and when can I return to school or work?
  After heart transplant surgery, the average person remains in the hospital for about 1-2 weeks. Once discharged, you will be required to make frequent trips to your hospital for the next three months for follow-up tests. During this time, you will be very susceptible to infection due to the medication, so it’s highly recommend you stay away from large crowds. After 3 months your doctor will decide whether or not your visits should become less often. The average person returns to an active and healthy lifestyle within 3-6 months post-surgery.
7. How will a transplant change my life?
  A successful transplant will dramatically improve your symptoms of heart disease. Many transplant recipients can perform the same physical activities and enjoy the same quality of life as those without transplants. All transplant recipients, however, are committed to daily drug treatment and close medical supervision for the rest of their lives.
 

Skin 

1. When a person can donate his skin ?
  A person can donate his skin after his death. Skin can be donated within in 6 hours from the time of death.
2. Who can donate skin?
  Any one can donate skin irrespective of sex & blood group, the minimum age of the donor should be 18 years but there is no upper age limit, even a 100-year-old person can donate his skin and it will be used for treatment.
3. How much time the whole Skin Donation procedure takes?
  The whole procedure takes only about 30 – 45 minutes.
4. Is it necessary to transport the donor to the hospital after death?
  No, Skin Bank Team will come to the donor’s home, hospital or morgue wherever the donor is kept. We don’t need to shift the donor to the operating room, hospital or ambulance.
5. Who performs the Skin Harvesting procedure ?
  Skin Harvesting is performed by Skin donation Team consisting of one Doctor,two Nurses and one attendant.
6. How the skin is harvested ?
  A special instrument called DERMATOME harvests skin, it is a battery-operated instrument made exclusively for skin harvesting only.
7. Is the consent for skin donation is taken before the skin harvesting procedure?
  Yes, our doctor will take consent of the next of kin of the donor and also a witness is required to sign the consent form before we start the procedure.The whole procedure will be explained to you by our Doctor before we start the procedure.
8. From which part of the body skin is harvested?
  Skin is harvested from both the legs, both the thighs and the back.
9. Is entire thickness of the skin is harvested?
  NO, there are total 8 layers of skin; we harvest only the 1/8th layer i.e. the uppermost layer of the skin is only harvested.
10. Is their any bleeding or disfigurement to the body?
  No, there is no bleeding from the site where skin if harvested from and there is no disfigurement to the body also. After the procedure we bandage the parts from where skin is harvested in a proper way.
11. What conditions render skin unfit for donation?
  Skin of persons suffering from AIDS, Hepatitis B & C, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Skin Cancer, Active Skin Disease and Septicemia are considered unfit for donation. At the time of skin harvesting, blood sample from the body of the deceased is also taken and necessary test for HIV, Viral markers & Hepatitis is carried out at the Skin Bank.
12. What about diabetes & hypertension?
  Even donors with these conditions can donate their skin.
13. How will my donation be used?
  After the skin is harvested, skin will be evaluated, processed, screened at our skin bank, and then supplied to the Burns Surgeon for transplanting on burn patients.
14. How do you preserve the skin & how long it can be preserved?
  We preserve skin in 85% glycerol solution, it is stored between 4-5 degree Celsius and it can be stored for a period of 5 years.
15. Do we have to pay the Skin Donation Team?
  No, you don’t have to pay anything to the Skin Donation Team, selling & buying organs is illegal.
16. Do we need to produce any documents to the Skin Bank Team when they arrive?
  Yes, you need to produce the DEATH CERTIFICATE and its photocopy that will be evaluated by the Team Doctor before starting the procedure.
17. Is there any kind of Donor-Recipient matching required for skin transplant?
  No, any one’s skin can be transplanted on any one, there is no blood matching, no color matching, no age matching required. Once all the blood reports are negative the donor skin can be transplanted freely.
18. Is it compulsory to pledge or register ourselves with the skin bank if we wish to donate skin?
  No, it’s not compulsory to pledge or register with us, even if you have not registered we will carry out the skin donation call once we receive your call in time. If you register with us we will provide you with a Skin Donor I.D Cards, Skin donation Magnetic Sticker, “I AM A SKIN DONOR” Pocket card for future references. You can register online on.......
19. If we want to call your Skin Bank Team for a skin donation call what should we do?
  You can call us on our 24 hours SKIN DONATION HELPLINE NUMBER ...,,,,.... We have a team on stand by 24 hours; a skin donation team will carry out the call irrespective of time.
 

Whole Body Donation 

1. What is the need of body donation?
  To provide an efficient doctor to the society, it is necessary to have a complete knowledge of human anatomy. This study can only be done on dead human bodies, which are made available by donation of the dead body. Hence, body donation is important.
2. Who can do body donation?
  A person from any religion, sex, caste or creed can donate his/her body after his/her death.
3. At what age can you decide for your body donation?
  After 18 years of age, anyone can take a conscious decision to donate his/her body.
4. What are the requisites for filling the body donation form?
  The following documents are required while filling the body donation form-
1. Photograph of the body donor
2. Photocopy of the Photo ID and address proof of the body donor
3. Consent of the nearest relatives
4. Photocopies of Photo IDs and address proofs of the witnesses.
5. From where can the body donation form be obtained?
  1. The body donation form can be obtained from the Anatomy department of the medical college or NGOs (Dadhichi group and Muskan group)
2. It can also be downloaded from the website www.organdonatioindore.org
6. Can body donation be done in the case of sudden (natural) death ?
  Yes, one can contact the medical college and obtain and fill the “Q” form. Only then, the dead body be donated.
7. Can the body be donated after skin and eye donation?
  Yes, the body can be donated after skin and eye donation
8. What is the time limit for acceptance of the dead body after the death has occurred?
  The dead body should be brought within 15 hours after the death has taken place. If due to any reason there is delay. Keep the body on a slab of ice or in mortuary cooler if there is availability of the same. In case of high temperature or in summer, also keep the body over ice slab.
9. Which documents are required at the time of body donation?
  Please bring the following document while donating the body:-
1. Death certificate issued by a Registered medical practitioner
2. Photograph of the body donor and two witnesses (nearest relatives)
3. Photocopies of the photo IDs and address proofs of the body donor and witnesses
Note :- The above documents are also required for the honoring ceremony of the body donor, where the near relatives of the donor could be invited for acknowledging them and expressing gratitude.
10. The donated dead body is not accepted in which conditions?
  The donated dead body is not acceptable in the following conditions:- 1. Death due to Tuberculosis infection (T.B)
2. Death due to HIV infection (AIDS)
3. Death due to Hepatitis B and C
4. Death due to septicemia (severe infection)
5. After Post mortem and organ donation (liver, kidney etc)- preservation of the body and complete anatomical study of the human body is not possible in such cases
6. Any Medico legal cases
11. What happens to the body after dissection?
  After studying all the parts of the human body by dissection, the medical students preserve these parts by preparing specimens for the Anatomy museum for future study and reference. Even the bones are used for therapathy use and study.
12. Can any organ of the body donor be used by a living human after preservation?
  “NO” , once the body is preserved no part of that body could be used.
13. When and from where can you obtain the body donation certificate?
  The body donation certificate can be obtained from the Anatomy department of the medical college after 2 days from the day of donation during the working hours from the office.

 

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