Today, I am going to share a different story of my life. It was in the year 1998, my parents took an important decision of donating their organs and also the whole body. It was their dream decision. Let’s start then how their dreams of Organ Donation satisfied.
In our life the importance of two people, our parents can be seen in the way they support us. Whatever the situation, we always get them beside us. I can still remember when I would fell sick, my father sitting beside me and massaging my head, mom asking me thousand times how I was feeling. I got irritated and thought why they didn’t leave me alone. But, being a mother now, I can understand why they would do all those with me.
So, when I got the chance to fulfill my mother’s dream of organ donation, I tried all the ways I could do. Well, let’s walk two years back and start with my story.
Here is my story to step forward to Organ Donation #pledgeandsavelife:
In our family, when for the first time my father talked about Body Donation and Organ Donation, I was really shocked to be honest. It was about 22 years ago when Organ Donation was not so popular concept in India. One of his friends told my father to register himself to become a body donor and organ donor. Hearing this both the parents of mine agreed to proceed. But, I couldn’t accept the idea firstly. Then, I started talking to people and at the same time started my research on Google.
What did I come to know:
Organ Donation is to allow one’s organ to be removed and transplanted to another person, either by one’s consent or with the consent of the family. While Body donation is to donate one’s whole body after one’s death for the purpose of research and education. In short, organ Donation is giving someone’s life back to one’s loved ones, to bring them back to their kin.
Here comes the date: 3rd October, 2018. And my mom left us after four years of fight against dreadful cancer. We got the chance to fulfill her dream to serve the mankind. I called the person who deals with the donation registration. But, he told us that they didn’t take the organ or whole body of a cancer patient. This made us out of sorts. Because we knew that my mother was so much kin to donate her organs and body.
That person, understanding our grief told us to wait for sometime. He then talked with a doctor over telephone and asked us the the month of last chemotherapy. It was six months and hearing this the doctor there confirmed that the process could be done. And, we came to know that after six months of gap from chemotherapy the organs become ready for donations.
Then we contacted Disha Eye Hospital. A medical practitioner came and took out her eyes ( she registered her eyes to donate). Eyes should be taken within 2 hours of actual death time. Now, the last process, the donation of her body. We, then headed over to R.G. Kar hospital to donate her body. Everything was happened smoothly enough and we all, especially my father got released and happy.
So, my mom is not there, but her eyes can see this wonderful nature, can read books, can paint a nice picture. Her body has offered the opportunity to the medical students to understand the human anatomy. This is our satisfaction and my special gift to my mother. We can’t get her back but she’s still alive. Me and my father also have registered ourselves for Organ Donation.
After reading this, if you get inspired, please proceed and registering yourselves to donate your organs and bring a husband to his wife, a son to his mother, a friend to his friend.
Thanks for reading.