Organ Donation-Support

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Backgroung of organ donationin HK
Despite medical advancement, organ transplant has become the only hope for some patients with organ failure in order to live on. However, the limited supply from donation of transplantable organs has made some 2000 local patients and their family waiting desperately, as the patients count their days in the fight against death. It is more regretful that many patients would die before the right organ match comes. To shorten patients' waiting time for organ transplant and to bring new life, active support for organ donation by members of the public is critically important

Misconceptions
1. Once I have signed the organ donation card, I will not be taken care of if I have an accident.| This will never happen. Saving lives is the responsibility and foremost priority of every medical personnel. Only after a patient is certified dead will the suitability of organ donation be considered to bring new life to another patient with organ failure.| 2. Patient may have the opportunities to wake up if they have brain death.| Brain death may result in legal death, but still with the heart beating, and with mechanical ventilation all other vital organs may be kept completely alive and functional, providing optimal opportunities for organ transplantation.|

Reasons
1. Most religions encourage sharing and giving, in fact, religions such as Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism and Christianity all support the spirit of organ donation as an act of benevolence and merit功德. 2. Increase the supply of living organs such to relieve the problem of shortage of organs. Every year, there are more than 2000 patients waiting for organ donation. However, only few people contribute their organs after death. For instance, at the end of 2011, only about 350 organs were donated, including liver, kidney, heart….Less than 18% of patients can receive organs for transplantation. 3. Save 1 person can bring to a saving of thousand people. To...
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