Despite having gone through a terrible ordeal, her parents agreed to donate Surbhi’s organs. “My child was gone. There was nothing else to do. We said Yes instantly.” Because that’s what Surbhi would have wanted.
Women often tend to ignore their health for the sake of their families or for financial reasons. Kidney disease can silently creep up on them with devastating effects. We need to change this.
When mum refused to accept my kidney donation, the fear of her death haunted us. I believe her worry that no one would marry me if I donated, is a direct result of misconceptions and lack of awareness on organ donation.
As a patient of End Stage Kidney Disease, I have no idea what I am supposed to be undergoing. I undergo procedures about which no one has time to explain. Things happen…desperation takes over...and I’m shaken to the core.
One of the few options left for those needing a kidney transplant is a Swap Transplant. Read more to know about ASTRA – a swap transplant registry.
If you’ve ever wondered what immunosuppressants are, and how crucial they can be for us, here’s your chance to find out.
Right now, our only method of true replacement-medicine is organ transplantation. In the future, we’ll reach that stage when custom-made organs and body parts are possible. That is the next BIG thing.
As the famous detective said, “My name is Sherlock Holmes, it is my business to know what other people do not know.” A transplant coordinator has to do the same in order to prevent organ trading.
A regular family of four. Sporty, sociable husband, arty anti-social wife, techie teenage son and Messi fan daughter. A six month roller coaster - from healthy to dying. A heart transplant is successful.
I am usually not very forceful once a family has said no for organ donation. We have been trained to respect the family’s decision and withdraw with grace, but somehow with this family my heart wasn’t fully convinced.