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.”



Souce-Medindia
SRM
'"/>




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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Full Contact K9, an Atlanta-based dog ... Protect Law that assists dog owners in creating legally-enforceable pet trusts for their ... the natural next step to protect their new companion. Says Evan Dunbar, CEO of ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 30, 2017 , ... Youth Futures International (YFI) premiered its Serve, ... high school and college students who have participated in the program every summer. ... is now accepting applications for enrollment. Visit http://www.ghana.yfiexperience.org to learn more. ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Wells ... for attending prescribers at the upcoming World Congress, in Hollywood Florida April 6-8, ... been recognized as the visionary leader in the training of physicians, scientists, and ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... Based on research from Guardian’s ... face in trying to balance both short-term and long-term benefits demands. Are ... the growing complexity, companies are finding that the short-term strategies used to control ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... (GRMA) is growing as it continues developing an ANSI-approved, consensus-based American National ... organization, which plans to publish the first ANSI-approved GMP standard for dietary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... and Markets has announced the addition of the "South Korean Proton ... report to their offering. ... The South Korean Proton Therapy Market is expected to almost triple ... Therapy Market for South Korea was valued at ... plays an important role in delivering comprehensive cancer care to children and ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... 2017  Experts in the field in alcohol ... Soberlink Systems  as a model for recovery through ... early 2017, concluded that remote blood alcohol monitoring ... recovery." The findings of the expert ... detail a range of variables that are commonplace ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 Optometrists have ... as the highest standard in quality and care ... introduces its objective Wavefront-driven refraction technologies and process ... This enables an unprecedented level of refraction and ... vision relegated to Topgun Navy fighter pilots, but ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: