World Organ Donation Day, which is celebrated on 13th August every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is only to encourage everyone to pledge to donate organs after death.

When it started: 

Organ donation and transplantation comes under the 'Transplantation of Human Organs Act (WHO) 1994', which came into effect from February 1995. In the year 2011, the Act has also been amended to bring the tissue donation under it.

Purpose of Organ Donation Day: 

On the occasion of World Organ Donation Day to be celebrated on 13th August every year, people are sensitized about the importance and process of organ donation in the interest of public health. A donor can save the lives of eight needy. You can also make life worthwhile by joining this sacred work. The fraction of the liver of a living person can be implanted into two individuals. Like the lever, the pancreas is partially donated, yet the donor's organ will continue to function properly. Only in India, every year, millions of people die due to the malfunctioning of body parts. Many parts of the body can be donated after death. Donated organs can change the lives of thousands of people worldwide.

Types of Organ Donation: 

It is of two types, organ donation and tissue donation. Organ donation is donated to the inner parts of the body. When tissue donation is usually associated with the eye, ears, skin, bone, and heart valve. Organ donation is usually made only after a person's death, but some organ donation and tissue donations can also be made while surviving.

What organs can donate: 

The organs that can be donated include the kidneys, liver, pancreas, lungs, and heart, while tissues can donate eyes, skin, bone, bone marrow, nerves, brain, heart valves, ear curtain, ear bones, and blood.

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