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World Organ Donation Day 2021

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World Organ Donation Day 2021

The World Organ Donation Day is observed on August 13 annually across the world. The day encourages people to pledge to donate their precious organs that can save up to eight lives.

Purpose:

  • To raise awareness regarding the importance of organ donation and motivate people to donate organs after death.
  • it also aims to help people realize that volunteering to donate their organs after death can be life-changing for others.

History And Significance

  • Donating organs such as the kidneys, heart, pancreas, eyes, lungs, etc can help save the lives of those who are suffering from chronic illnesses.
  • In 1954, The first-ever successful living donor organ transplant was done in the United States. in 1990, Doctor Joseph Murray was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for successfully carrying out a kidney transplant between twin brothers Ronald and Richard Herrick.

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