When it comes to organ donation, you may be surprised to learn how many different organs from one donor, can be used to save the lives of up to seven people or improve the lives of many more.Read More
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The Heart Museum at Groot Schuur hospital, aptly named the Heart of Cape Town is the home of the first ever human heart transplant. The museum offers an engaging and fascinating tour of the theatres where the world’s first successful heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard.Read More
Statistics published on Orgamites.com illustrate that organ donation is a pretty unpopular topic. Organ donation will most likely remain a somewhat taboo subject among many families until it affects them. That’s something that needs to change.Read More
The critical shortage of organs available for life saving medical procedures is one that governments around the world are tackling in their own imaginative ways, but with varied degrees of success and a fair amount of criticism.Read More
Today’s youth should be considered ‘change makers’ who, if given the knowledge, could spark family conversations on the subject of organ donation and ultimately assist in raising the number of organ donors in the UK.Read More
There are numerous ways to help others struggling with their health, and even though most organ donation happens after the donor has passed away, some tissue such as skin, blood, bone marrow and blood stem cells can be donated while the donor is alive.Read More
Organ donation is truly an astounding process. Healthy organs and tissues taken from one person can be used to save or help as many as 50 people. Often in these situations, however, the donor’s family is called upon to make the final decision about donation, which isn’t easy in moments of such absolute grief.Read More
The 2014-15 UK Transplant Activity Report revealed that for the first time in just over a decade, the number of people who donated organs has decreased. With the number of donations falling and the NHS’s warning of a national crisis in organ donation, other measures to increase donation need to be considered.Read More
Bringing the shortage of child organ donors to the fore in this adorable campaign, Dentsu employee Akira Suzuki and a colleague created “Second Life Toys”, which hopes to resurrect worn-out stuffed animals by combining them with parts from other cuddly toys.Read More
Becoming an organ donor is fantastic, but it’s important to let people know that you are an organ donor. One of the best ways of sharing information with friends and family is through Facebook and Facebook makes it easy because there is a Life Event (used to be called Milestones) for becoming an organ donor. Here are the steps to take to share this Live Event.Read More