Fact : In the case of cornea and some other tissue, age does not matter. For other organs, it is the person’s physical condition, not age, which is the deciding factor. Specialist health care professionals decide in each case which organs and tissue are suitable. Organs and tissue from people in their 70s and 80s are transplanted successfully.
Fact : Having a medical condition does not necessarily prevent a person from becoming an organ or tissue donor. The decision about whether some or all organs or tissue are suitable for transplant is made by a healthcare professional, taking into account your medical history.
Fact : The rich and famous are not given priority when it comes to allocating organs. It may seem that way because of the amount of publicity generated when celebrities receive a transplant, but they are treated no differently from anyone else. In fact, what really counts is the severity of illness, time spent waiting, blood type and other important medical information. The organ allocation system is blind to wealth or social status. Factors such as race, gender, age, income, celebrity status are never considered when determining organ recipients.
Fact : Organs are always removed with the greatest of care and respect for the person. This takes place in a normal operation theater under sterile conditions by a team of specialized doctors. Afterwards, the surgical incision is carefully closed and covered by a dressing in the normal way. The operation is carried out by specialist health care professionals who always ensure that the donor is treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
Fact : No. Brain death is an irreversible condition that results from a severe brain injury or hemorrhage which causes all the brain activity to stop. When an individual is declared brain dead, a ventilator keeps the body supplied with oxygen, which enables the heart to continue to beat and circulate blood. Once the ventilator is turned off, the heart will stop beating within a few minutes.
Fact : No. It is the duty of a doctor to look after a patient and make every possible effort to save the patient’s life. This is their first duty. If, despite their efforts, the patient dies, organ and tissue donation can then be considered, but it would be implemented only after the family of the patient gives consent.
Donate Life India does not collect any personal information about visitors to this Site (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses) unless visitors provide such information voluntarily. If visitors do not want their personal information compiled, such information should not be submitted through this Website. If personal information is submitted, such information may be used as follows:
Information submitted by visitors wishing to be organ, tissue or eye donors will be added to the Donate Life India Donor Website Registry (the "Registry") and utilized for sending a donor card to the registrant
Information submitted by visitors may be stored and analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts made to increase the number of donors as permitted by Indian law
Information submitted may be used to contact individuals and/or their family members for organ donation purposes as allowed under India law.
Donate Life India will not sell, rent or market personal information to third parties. All information submitted through the Registry will be kept confidential at all times, except to the extent necessary for organ, tissue and eye donations to be achieved in accordance with Indian law.
Donate Life India may collect technical information related to visitors such as the type of internet browser and/or computer operating system being utilized as well as the domain name of any website visitors utilize to link to this Site. Such technical information will not include the personal information discussed above.
If you have any questions about the Organ Donation , please contact Donate Life India at: 1800-419-3737
Donate Life India Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of this Site are subject to the following Terms and Conditions as well as all applicable regulations and laws. By using this Site, visitors accept and agree to be bound by, without limitation, the Terms and Conditions discussed herein, and acknowledge that any contrary agreements are superseded by the following:
Visitors may browse this Site freely, but no information from this Site may be downloaded for any type of commercial use. All information and content within this Site are subject to copyright protection and may not be used in any form without prior written consent from Donate Life India ("Donate Life India").
Under no circumstances will Donate Life India incur liability for any type of damages or fines (actual, consequential, special, punitive or otherwise) arising out of or relating to this Site or any content therein.
Donate Life India provides no warranty of any kind (express or implied) in connection with this Site or any information contained therein. Donate Life India assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions committed in connection with this Site.
Donate Life India assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with any damages to any computer equipment or software resulting from or occurring in connection with this Site or any use thereof.
Donate Life India reserves the right to supplement or modify any information contained in this Site without prior notice. Donate Life India shall not be responsible or liable for any interruption or discontinuance of this Site or any content therein regardless of whether Donate Life India or any third party affiliated therewith commits any action or omission resulting in any interruption or discontinuance of this Site.
Any information (personal or otherwise) provided by any visitors to this Site will be kept confidential and used in accordance with India law.
Any unauthorized use or duplication of this Site or any content therein will subject the user to legal liability under any and all applicable laws and regulations including copyright, trademark, privacy and other laws or regulations.
All of the information in this Site is protected under copyright, trademark and other state and national laws and regulations, and nothing herein shall be interpreted to grant any right or license to use any information from this Site without Donate Life India's prior written permission.
If any links are contained in this Site, such links are intended for the convenience of visitors. Donate Life India has no responsibility for or control over the content of any site to which any link applies. Links to any other sites shall not constitute sponsorship, approval or endorsement of such sites or any content therein.
Any links to this Site must connect to the home page of this Site only.
Donate Life India may revise, modify or supplement any of these Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.
Any and all visitors to this Site agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Site.