Q. What is to be done in case of a death? Ans: You have to call the treating / family physician if the death takes place at home to verify and certify the death
and issue a certificate.
Q. Do we have the help line number? Ans: Yes we have 9810127735, 9811106331 and 9811598598 as a helpline
Q. Who receives the dead body/organs? Ans: Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti through its volunteers
facilitates the Body /Organ Donation formalities
and the body with due respect reaches the
Medical college / Transplant centre in the
Q. How does the family gets the death
certificate from the Municipal Authorities? Ans: On the basis of Certificate of Donation issued by the recipient authorities( Medical College) , the Municipal
corporation issues the registration Certificate for Death.
Q. What is Gift of Life? Ans: When we lose the functioning of an organ like kidney or a tissue like bone and skin it is possible put another
person's organ or tissue and with modern surgical techniques and drugs; it can be made to work. This is
gifting an organ after one ceases to need it any more. This known as transplantation and it is the
Q. What is organ donation? Ans: It means that a person pledges during his lifetime that after death, organs from his/her body can be used for
transplantation to help terminally ill patients and giving them a new lease of life.
Q. What organs and Tissues can be donated? Ans: The major donor organs and tissues are heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, kidneys, eyes, heart valves, skin,
bones, bone marrow, connective tissues, middle ear, blood vessels. Therefore one donor can possibly give
gift of life to many terminally ill patients who would not survive otherwise.
Q. What is brain death? Ans: It is the irreversible and permanent cessation of all brain functions Such persons are kept on artificial support
(ventilation) to maintain oxygenation of organs so that the organs are in healthy condition until they are
removed. Most cases of brain death are the end result of head injuries, brain tumours patients from Intensive
care units. Organs of such patients can be transplanted in organ failure patients to provide them a new lease
Q. How is brain death diagnosed? Ans: It is done by independent advice of a team of doctors whose qualification and experience is accepted by the
hospital for such purposes. Doctors carry out a set of tests to confirm brain death.
Q. How quickly should the organs be donated? Ans: Healthy organs should be transplanted as soon as possible after brain death from the donor to the recipient.
Q. Who can be a Donor? Ans: Anyone, regardless of age, race or gender can become an organ and tissue donor. If he/she is under the age
of 18 years, then the consent of parent or legal guardian is essential. Medical suitability for donation is
determined at the time of death.
Q. Who can give consent for organ donation after brain death? Ans: In case of no consent or donor pledge form was filled before death, then the authority to give consent for
organ donation lies with the person lawfully in possession of the dead body.
Q. Which terminal diseases can be cured by transplant? Ans: Here are some terminal diseases which can be cured by the transplantation:-
terminal lung illnesses
In fact, organ donation can, in part, fulfil the man's desire to be immortal since the eyes
or the heart, kidney, liver etc. can continue to "live" and function long after the person is