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Deeper than the Skin

organ donation, transplant, and research.

Elisa Cardona

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of Deeper than the Skin

Giving a Better Quality of Life Donating organs Numbers Are Low There is a scarce number of organ donors due to misinformation, family concerns, or personal beliefs.
By increasing the numbers of donors, lists with people awaiting a transplant will diminish and less will die while waiting; as well as aiding research to find cures for heart, liver, pancreas, amongst other diseases. Benefits and Risks risks
the body might reject the organ
virus transmission (HIV, hepatitis)
depression and anxiety Organs can be donated by: A person who is deceased A living donor Medics can start operation after the family gives its consent, and is aware that the deceased had the intention of donating after death. Can donate a kidney and continue living a healthy life. There are 847,422 Organ Donors.
That is 18.5% of the population. As of June 2012 201 people have received transplants 467 are still waiting Waiting time in months Kidney:
In 2011- 62.2 Pancreas:
In 2011- 35.2 Liver:
In 2011- 1.8 Our Goal Get at least 30 Donors
in 3 months HOW? Bringing awareness of the scarcity in numbers of donors. Educating people about the diseases that attack vital organs. How this can change the quality of life to someone in need. Adults are not the only ones who need transplants and are on wait lists, but children as well. Through fund-raising and guest speakers who can share their stories. benefits
prolonged life Heart
For those suffering heart failure from a disease or virus. Lungs
Are transplanted into people suffering from fatal lung conditions, such as Cystic Fibrosis. Kidneys
The two kidneys given by each donor are transplanted into two different recipients, who need only one functioning kidney to lead a normal life. Liver
The liver filters the blood and metabolizes the food we eat. The only cure for liver failure is a liver transplant. Pancreas
Donated to diabetics, a new pancreas eliminates the need for daily insulin injections.
Recent, breakthrough research in Canada, has found a new procedure for transplanting pancreatic islet cells to cure diabetics. Eye Tissue (Cornea)
When it comes to restoring lost vision, corneal transplants have a 90 to 95 per cent success rate and are among the most often performed transplants. Bone
Bone that has been destroyed by tumors or infections can often be replaced with healthy donated bone, saving limbs that would otherwise have to be amputated. Skin
Donated skin is used as a dressing to speed up the healing process for severe burn victims. Heart Valves
Donated heart valves are often used for infants whose heart valves are defective at birth. Bowel
Donated bowels are often transplanted into infants and corrects birth defects. This saves lives and improves quality of life. Tendons and ligaments
Donated tendons and ligaments are used in orthopedic and plastic surgery to repair or replace tendons and ligaments that have been destroyed by disease. Veins
Donated veins are used to replace and repair veins that have been destroyed by disease. Used in heart by-pass surgery. Pass on the greatest gift
LIFE We Are All Connected We can't change the whole world
But we can change a person's world. Continued... Organs that can be donated Your family members must be informed Getting an Organ Donor card is no longer enough. Family members go through a great deal of emotions after an accident, if they are not aware of your wishes of being a donor; the family will more likely say NO to doctors when asked this difficult question. Donor families and Recipients can get in touch with one another and share their stories. This can help the donor families cope with their grieving process, and recipient families can say their thank yous for giving them another chance in life. by The Continentals Group Allison, Anzu, Ben, Elisa, Min, Timmy. MYTHS about organ donation
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