Navigation Links
AMA Urges Organ Donors to Speak Up

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, today urged all Australians to think about organ donation and talk to their families about their desire to donate organs.//

Research published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia has revealed that organs for transplant are harvested from only a fraction of the nation’s potential donors.

The study authors found that, in many instances, organs are not donated because the would-be donor has failed to properly communicate his or her wishes to next of kin.

“It’s important that people talk to their family about their wish to donate organs,” Dr Haikerwal said.

“People may wish to make their intentions known by signing up to the Organ Donation Register, but they should talk to their family when they make that decision.

“The family doctor is also an important source of information on organ donation.”

In the event that a would-be donor is dying, the family may be asked to decide whether to donate their organs.

“If the family has been well briefed by the donor ahead of time, they are much more likely to fulfil the wish of the donor to give one or more other people a chance at a longer, healthier life,” Dr Haikewal said.

Himself a registered organ and tissue donor, Dr Haikerwal said most Australians would happily donate their organs but most just don’t get around to making their wishes known – leaving it to distraught relatives to make tough decisions in the event of an accident or other personal tragedy.

“Australia has a high survival rate for transplant recipients, with around 700 Australians benefiting from successful organ transplantation each year,” Dr Haikerwal said.

“But we still have one of the lowest organ donation rates in the world.

“There are currently about 1,700 people on the organ transplantation list and it is more than likely 100 of these people will die before receiving a transplant.
< br> “One organ and tissue donor can help more than 10 people through transplants of organs such as heart, kidneys and corneas.

“Organ donation saves lives, restores body function and improves the quality of people’s lives – it really is a gift of life.”


Related medicine news :

1. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
2. Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help Indias Disabled Population
3. Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio
4. Lancet Urges To Allow Emergency Contraception Drug As An OTC
5. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities to Stay Away From Soft Drink Ads
6. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities Not To Endorse Soft Drinks
7. Make Medicines Affordable: Jamir Urges Pharma Companies
8. Disabled Girl Urges Kalam to Intervene Against the Denial of Admission
9. Keep Australias GP Workforce Numbers Healthy, AMA Urges
10. AMA Urges Doctors to be Upfront about Fees
11. AAP Urges Families To Create Emergency Disaster Plans
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected ... Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position ... the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate ... people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit ... from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 ... characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional ... ®. The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with ... ONETRAC provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European ... system called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, ... and visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and ... the novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP ... number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing ... yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  ... will soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa said of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: