When two worlds or two lives intermingle, the phenomenon is called Organ Donation. The beauty of medical science manifests itself in all its glory when a life can be recycled. When Eduard Konrad Zirm successfully performed a corneal transplant, harvested from a cadaver, for the first time in 1905, he opened the window for a man who had never seen a sun rise or the shining moon. Dr Eric Lexer did find a way to make a crippled child walk when he did the first successful cadaver knee joint transplant in 1908. There is so much to offer when somebody donates his organs or the organs are transplanted – some more walks at the beach, looking in the eyes of someone you love, more (re)birthdays, anniversaries and the smallest reasons to celebrate life’s second inning.
May this piece of information change somebody’s life. Organ donation is the wish of a person to allow healthy transplantable organs and tissues to be removed. It can be either after death or even while the donor is alive, and transplanted into another person. It is a myth that only a few vital organs can be donated. The fact is that most common transplantations include: cornea, kidneys, heart, heart valves, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, tendons, skin, and other tissues. Organ should be checked to make sure it is healthy and the transplantation is going to be viable. Every one of us has this life-changing heroic quality but conversations about organ donation are often over before they have begun. Generally, it is an uncomfortable topic to discuss. To increase awareness on organ donation, medical and clinical requirements, legal and ethical issues, the best tool can be a visual impact.
Dorado E-learning LLC is offering Human Body 2D and 3D Animation to support this message to the society. The NGOs, societies, clinics, hospitals and people working and supporting this cause can boost their campaign for Organ Donation in the most flexible manner with e-learning products.
Organ Donation depends on the situation. There are three different ways of donating an organ:
Organ donation after brain stem death
Most organ donors are patients who die as a result of a brain injury, brain hemorrhage or stroke and are surviving on a ventilator in an intensive care Unit (ICU) of a hospital. A ventilator provides oxygen, which keeps the heart beating and blood circulating after death. Organs such as hearts, lungs and livers can be donated by an organ donor.
Organ donation after circulatory death
Patients who die in hospital but aren’t on a ventilator can donate their kidneys and, in certain circumstances, other organs. The organs must be removed within a few minutes of the heart stopping to prevent them from being damaged by the lack of oxygenated blood.
Organ Donation By Living
Living Organ Donation involves organ donation by one family member to another family member or partner. A parent, brother, sister, or child becomes a life saver. Altruistic donors are unrelated to the patient but they become donors due to personal generosity. Kidneys are mostly donated from living donors as it is possible to lead a healthy and normal life with only one kidney.
Need of Training and Demonstrations for Healthcare Professionals
Talking about the types of organ donation reminds the technical knowledge of the healthcare and medical staff who work in the middle of sad and happy environments.
Since beginning, the healthcare professionals have been responsible for identifying potential organ donors and asking for familial consent to go ahead. Perhaps one of the most difficult and sensitive conversations that takes place in healthcare and medical fraternity is the subject of organ donation and suggesting for this. That is the reason why medical and nursing schools have started adopting the topic of Organ Donation in their curriculum.
This method of creating a pool of healthcare professional who are not only knowledgeable but better prepared for their roles in Organ Donation process, is to educate them since their enrollment in medical and nursing school. The medical and nursing professionals need to demonstrate the ability to overcome many of the difficulties, misconceptions and lack of cultural competence that stops a person from thinking about Organ Donation. It is something beyond their regular work. Regular training materials, instructions, and several learning modules can be created by Dorado E-learning LLC. E-learning for healthcare has proven results for making learning easy and faster. E-learning modules or 2D animation can provide valuable insight on various topics – e.g., donation in a routine healthcare visit, process for obtaining consent on donation, recognizing normal and abnormal lab values and other clinical and diagnostic data.
Specific topics related with kidney, heart, or corneal donations can also be discussed for global healthcare professionals with these training modules. There are several steps crucial for saving the organ and transplanting it into a recipient’s body. All those assessments, tests, mappings should be taught to the people working in hospitals, clinics etc.
Medical e-learning and 3D medical animation supplements the skills of healthcare professionals. These animated e-learning lessons explain organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. The process of tissue and organ harvesting, keeping it safe and in good condition, matching of the organ between source (donor) and target (recipient) are the areas which a learner prefers to be taught many a times. High-end 2D and 3D Medical animation from Dorado E-Learning LLC gives an array of learning mechanisms.
For a common man, the best possible contribution to this cause is creating the awareness that an organ can live even if the person is not surviving. In every part of the world, there are always significantly more people waiting for an organ transplant than there are suitable donors. Hence, educating the masses is a very important task to reduce this gap. One donor can help several people as they can donate a number of organs which can either save life or make life easier. Increasing awareness about organ donation and broadening the mindset of people can help for people waiting for organs. From the medical fraternity, more participation is needed. When doctors advocate about organ donation, more people are likely too for organ donation. The medical and non-medical staff should realize the importance of organ donation and also to recognize brain dead patients. Conducting awareness talks and promoting organ donation by putting up posters and brochures in the hospitals as well as by educating the nursing and the ICU staff about the importance of organ donation along with training workshops and online or e-learning trainings for transplant coordinators, nurses and ICU staff can help in Organ Donation processes.
Last but not the least, every individual should remember that by pledging our organs, we can keep the hopes alive of countless people and families. Also Organ donation helps a generation to live longer as life goes on and we can recycle our organs.
Many of us will be happy that there is no upper age limit for pledging your organs!!