This edition: Importance of Organ Donation
The ability to remove a healthy organ from one person and successfully transplant it into the body of another is one of the miracles of modern medicine. Organ donation and transplantation is about both giving and receiving the gift of life. From one single deceased donor, can come enough organs to help at least eight other individuals. Most often, deceased donors are those who have died a brain death from accidents, heart attacks or strokes and have given prior consent to gifting their functioning organs. Organ donations can also be planned, such as kidney transplants from a matching donor. In this episode of Health Body Healthy Mind, we will explore the world of organ donation and transplantation; learn about the decision making that goes into who receives a transplanted organ, and hear from patients whose lives have been forever touched by the kindness of a stranger.