Organ donation is the surgical removal and implantation of an organ or tissue from one individual (the organ donor) into another individual (the recipient). Because the recipient’s organ has failed or been damaged by disease or trauma, transplantation is required.
What do you understand by term Organ failure?
The term “Organ failure” meant when any organ present in your body is not working with its full potential, lacking in doing the job which is ultimately hampering your overall health. The end result of organ failure is when the designated organ will completely stops functioning and it can be fatal. Organ failure can be Acute or Chronic depending on the occurrence and offset. If diagnosed in earlier stages can be treated with ease and comfort or else you have to go for transplant for your survival.
Organs susceptible to Organ Failure
- Liver: The liver is the body’s largest solid organ. It removes toxins from the body’s blood supply, keeps blood sugar levels stable, regulates blood clotting, and performs hundreds of other vital functions. Liver failure can be both acute or chronic
- Kidney: The human kidney is comprised of two reddish bean-shaped organs located below the rib cage on each side of the spine. They are almost the size of a fist, measuring around 10-12cm. Kidneys are the main organs in the human excretory system that filter blood before it is formed into urine. Kidney failure can be both acute or chronic.
- Heart: It is often quoted “You can’t miss a beat”, but in case of heart it is true. The most vital function of the heart is to carry oxygenated-blood to all the parts of the body.
Heart failure can be both acute or chronic.
- Lungs: They are the key part of respiratory system and helps us in the process of exchange of gases in the body (=Respiration). It can be both acute and chronic.
- Small Intestine: It is the part of digestive system which helps in the absorption of nutrient preset in food and water which is required by the body. The abnormal working of small intestine can lead to malnourishment and starvation.
- Corneas: A cornea transplant is a procedure that replaces a portion of the cornea with donor corneal tissue. This procedure is sometimes referred to as keratoplasty. It plays a significant part in the eye’s clarity of vision.
- Middle ear: Tympanoplasty is microsurgery surgical involving a microscope or endoscope to repair eardrum holes that do not heal on their own. The eardrum, also known as the tympanic membrane, vibrates in response to sound, allowing a person to hear.