Friday, August 17, 2018

RIP Atalji भावपुर्ण श्रद्धांजली

भावपुर्ण  श्रद्धांजली

मौत से ठन गई!

जूझने का मेरा इरादा न था, 
मोड़ पर मिलेंगे इसका वादा न था,
रास्ता रोक कर वह खड़ी हो गई,
यों लगा ज़िन्दगी से बड़ी हो गई।

मौत की उमर क्या है? दो पल भी नहीं,
ज़िन्दगी सिलसिला, आज कल की नहीं।
मैं जी भर जिया, मैं मन से मरूँ,
लौटकर आऊंगा, कूच से क्यों डरूँ?

तू दबे पाँव, चोरी-छिपे से न आ,
सामने वार कर फिर मुझे आज़मा।
मौत से बेख़बर, ज़िन्दगी का सफ़र,
शाम हर सुरमई, रात बंसी का स्वर।

बात ऐसी नहीं कि कोई ग़म ही नहीं,
दर्द अपने-पराए कुछ कम भी नहीं।
प्यार इतना परायों से मुझको मिला,
न अपनों से बाक़ी हैं कोई गिला।

हर चुनौती से दो हाथ मैंने किये,
आंधियों में जलाए हैं बुझते दिए।
आज झकझोरता तेज़ तूफ़ान है,
नाव भंवरों की बांहों में मेहमान है।

पार पाने का क़ायम मगर हौसला,
देख तेवर तूफ़ां का, तेवरी तन गई।

मौत से ठन गई।

----अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Largest Organ Donation Registration

Rotary District 3131’s drive of Organ Donation


Largest Organ Donation Registration in the World! A Guinness World Record Attempt.

On 9th August 2018 between 11 am to 7 pm IST
Rotary District 3131 has undertaken a huge Organ Donation Drive.
The idea is to, Recycle The Organs Even After Death.
"Gift of Life" is the biggest gift one can ever give.
All you need to do to be the magnanimous donor is to go online on on 9th Aug between 11 am and 7 pm from your PC / Laptop / Tab / Mobile and pledge your organs online.
This noble act of yours will also contribute to our attempt of setting a *World Record* for maximum number of *Online Organ Donation Pledges* in 8 hours and *YOU* would be a part of it.

How do I register online to become a part of Rotary 3131’s drive of Organ Donation?

1. Open the browser of your mobile, laptop, tab or PC
2. Type Please type the full website address instead of auto-
selecting the address shown by the device due to earlier log-in attempt, if any.
3. On 9th Aug, the online registration form will open up directly on logging in

4. Filluptheform

Sample Form

a. Name, Surname, Date of Birth, Gender
b. While filling in your Blood Group, if you do not know the blood group, you can
choose “Not Known” option
c. Choose the organs that you wish to donate. Please note that you can either
chose only one organ such as eyes or many as per your wish
d. Fill in your address – this is an optional field so you can skip it if you wish to.
 City, State and Country is pre-selected for you. If you need to, you can change
the same.
e. Fill in your Mobile Number – this is a mandatory field. Give your permanent
cell number
f. Fill your email id. Please give your personal email id instead of company email
id so that even though you change your jobs later on, your email id remains
g. Give your organization’s name – an optional field but if you are registering from
a company where Rotary has set up a kiosk, please mention your organization.
h. Please upload your government authorized photo identity proof. Aadhar Card / Driving License / Voter’s ID card, PAN Card, Passport. You can either upload the already saved file from your device or click in the camera button present on the form and your device camera will get activated (provided your device has a built-in camera). You can now adjust your ID in front of the camera and
click. The image will get captured.
i. Please check the captured image for the clarity and if satisfied, move on to
filling the rest of the form. If not satisfies, press reset button and repeat the procedure till you get a clear image showing your name, photo and date of birth.
j. Continue to fill in emergency contact details. This needs to be of a person who is closest to you or a close family member. Name, Surname and Cell Number are compulsory fields. Address, email id are optional fields.
k. To prove that only humans are filling up the form and that there is no website hackers or other soft wares who are filling it up, you will be asked a simple math calculation and you are to type in the answer to that.
 l. Click the box to accept Terms & conditions and privacy Policy
m. Click Submit
n. A thank you note will be shown to you for your generous act
o. Click on “Click here for your donor card” and your donor card complete with all
your details will appear on the screen.
p. You can either take a photo or a screen shot or save the image of your donor card and post it on your Facebook as a “PROUD DONOR”

   Rotary District 3131 congratulates you for being a PROUD DONOR

Rotary International District 3131’s Organ Donation Drive
  What is Organ Donation?

Organ Donation is the gift of an organ to a person with end stage organ disease and who needs a transplant.

What are the different types of Organ Donation?

There are two types of organ donation:-

i) Living Donor Organ Donation: A person during his life can donate one kidney (the other kidney is capable of maintaining the body functions adequately for the donor), a portion of pancreas (half of the pancreas is adequate for sustaining pancreatic functions) and a part of the liver (the segments of liver will regenerate after a period of time in both recipient and donor).

ii) Deceased Donor Organ Donation: A person can donate multiple organ and tissues after (brain-stem/cardiac) death. His/her organ continues to live in another person’s body.

 What is Brain-stem Death?

Brain stem death is cessation of function of the brain stem due to irreversible damage. It is an irreversible condition and the person has died. It is also called Brain Death in India.

A brain stem dead person cannot breathe on his own; however the heart has an inbuilt mechanism for pumping as long as it has a supply of oxygen and blood. A ventilator continues to blow air into lungs of brain stem dead persons, their heart continues to receive oxygenated blood and medicine may be given to maintain their blood pressure. The heart will continue to beat for a period of time after brain stem death - this does not mean that the person is alive, or that there is any chance of recovery.

Is Brain-stem Death legally accepted as death?

 Yes, as per the Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 Brain Stem Death is legally accepted as death.

How does whole body donation differ from organ donation?

i) Organ donation for therapeutic purposes is covered under the Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA 1994). Whole body donation is covered by the Anatomy Act 1984.

ii) Organ and Tissue donation is defined as the act of giving life to others after death by donating his/her organs to the needy suffering from end stage organ failure.

iii) Body donation is defined as the act of giving one’s body after death for medical research and education. Those donated cadavers remain a principal teaching

tool for anatomists and medical educators teaching gross anatomy.

 How many patients need organ transplant in India on an average?

 In India there is a growing need of Organ and tissue transplant due to large number of organ failure. As there is no organized data available for the required organs, the numbers is only estimates. Every year, following number of persons needs organ/tissue transplant as per organ specified:

         Kidney    2,50,000
         Liver       80,000
         Heart      50,000
         Cornea   1,00,000


Can people buy / sell organs?

  No. As per Transplant of Human Organ Act (THOA), buying/ selling of organ in any way is punishable and has significant financial as well judicial punishment. Not only in India, but in any part of world, selling of an organ is not permissible.

How can I help in increasing organ donation?

  You can help by:

A. Becoming a donor, and talking to your family about your decision of saving lives of others.

B. Promoting donation by motivating people at work place, in your community, at your place of worship, and in your civic organizations.

Who can be a Donor?

 i) Living Donor: Any person not less than 18 years of age, who voluntarily

 authorizes the removal of any of his organ and/or tissue, during his or her
lifetime, as per prevalent medical practices for therapeutic purposes.

ii) Deceased Donor: Anyone, regardless of age, race or gender can become an organ and tissue donor after his or her Death (Brainstem/Cardiac). Consent of near relative or a person in lawful possession of the dead body is required. If the deceased donor is under the age of 18 years, then the consent required from one of the parent or any near relative authorized by the parents is essential.

Medical suitability for donation is determined at the time of death.

 Can organs be removed, after death, at home?

No. It can only be removed when a person is declared as brain stem dead in the hospital and is immediately put on a ventilator and other life support systems. After death at home, only eyes and some tissues can be removed.

Who will receive my organ?

Your vital organs will be transplanted into those individuals who need them most urgently. Gifts of life (Organs) are matched to recipients on the basis of medical suitability, urgency of transplant, duration on the waiting list and geographical location. NOTTO and its state units (ROTTO & SOTTO) will work round the clock, every day of the year and cover the whole of the country. Tissue is very occasionally matched, e.g. for size and tissue type, but otherwise is freely available to any patient in need of a transplant.

Is it possible to jump the waiting list if you are rich, well connected and influential?

No. In India, the allocation of organs to recipients on the waiting list is based on predetermined criteria which include date of registration and medical criteria.

The wealth, race, or gender of a person on the waiting list has no effect on when and whether a person will receive a donated organ. The Transplantation of Human Organs Act of 1994 makes it illegal to buy or sell human organs in India.

If I had pledged before, can I change my mind to un-pledge?

Yes, you can unpledge by making a call to the NOTTO office or write or visit NOTTO website and avail of the un-pledge option by logging into your account. Also, let your family know that you have changed your mind regarding organ donation pledge.

Are there any religious objections to donate Organs and Tissues?

No, none of our major religions object to donate organs and tissues, rather they all are promoting and supporting this noble cause. If you have any doubts, you may discuss with your spiritual or religious leader or advisor.

What, if I had pledged to donate Organs, but my family refuses?

 In most situations, families agree of donation if they knew that was their loved one’s wish. If the family, or those closest to the person who has died, object to the donation when the person who has died has given their explicit permission, either by telling relatives, close friends or clinical staff, or by carrying a donor card or registering their wishes on the NOTTO website, healthcare professionals will discuss the matter sensitively with them. They will be encouraged to accept the dead person’s wishes. However, if families still object, then donation process will not go further and donation will not materialize.

 The people who have pledged for Organ donation in life, will they definitely become organ donors?

No, only few people die in the circumstances where they are able to donate their organs. That is the reason we need people to take pledge for Organ Donation and registered them self as potential Donor.

Can I be a donor if I have an existing medical condition?

Yes, in most circumstances you can be a donor. 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.

In very rare cases, the organs of donors with HIV or hepatitis-C have been used to help others with the same conditions. This is only ever carried out when both parties have the condition. All donors have rigorous checks to guard against infection.

Can a dead body be left for medical education or research after the organs have been retrieved for donation?

No, Bodies are not accepted for teaching purposes if organs have been donated or if there has been a post-mortem examination. However, if only the corneas are to be donated, a body can be left for research.

Does organ / tissue removal affect cremation / burial arrangements or disfigure the body?

No. The removal of organs or tissues will not interfere with customary funeral or burial

arrangements. The appearance of the body is not altered. A highly skilled surgical transplant team removes the organs and tissues which can be transplanted in other patients. Surgeons stitch he body carefully, hence no disfigurement occurs. The body can be viewed as in any case of death and funeral arrangements need not be delayed.