Introducing Glom India’s Patient Awareness Program:
We as Glom India have been largely focusing on educating any and everything related to Nephrology. With the Patient Awareness Program (PAP), we focus on the education and affiliation of patients with maximum possible activities. Under this offering of ours, we focus on the below activities majorly:
- Organ Donation
- Educational Lectures
- Blog writing activities
With our Organ Donation Campaign, we aim to create the highest level of awareness, intend to enroll a huge number of donors which can help our nation improve the numbers related to organ donation. With an aggressive support and awareness push, we intend to save as many lives as possible. Glom India has always been active in any and everything related to Nephrology and intends to be an active player across India when it comes to Organ Donation.
MYTH & FACTS
Click on each Myths to bust into a fact.
Myth: I have a medical condition, so I can't be a donor.
Anyone, regardless of age or medical history, can sign up to be a donor.
The transplant team will determine at an individual’s time of death whether donation is possible. There are very few conditions that would prevent a person from becoming a donor—such as HIV infection, active cancer, or a systemic infection. You should still consider registering. Even with an illness, you may be able to donate your organs or tissues.
Myth: I'm too old to be a donor.
There’s no age limit to organ donation. To date, the oldest donor in a Scottish woman whose corneas were donated after her death in 2016(Source: Wikipedia). What matters is the health and condition of your organs when you die.
Myth: If they see I'm a donor at the hospital, they won't try to save my life.
When you are sick or injured and admitted to a hospital, the one and only priority is to save your life; donation doesn’t become a possibility until all lifesaving methods have failed.
Myth: My family won't be able to have a funeral if I'm a donor.
A funeral is possible for organ donors. Through the entire donation process, the body is treated with care, respect, and dignity.
Myth: My family will have to pay for the donation.
There is no cost to donors or their families for organ or tissue donation.
Myth: If I'm in a coma, they could take my organs.
The majority of deceased organ donors are patients who have been declared brain dead. But brain death is NOT the same as coma. People can recover from comas, but not from brain death. Brain death is final.
What can be donated with our help?
How to help?
Express your wish in front of people around you and your family!
Make a will/fill up a donor card.
Consent on the back of your driver license.
Start motivation at the grass-root levels.
Tell to three persons today about organ donation and ask them also to do the same.
Glom India has already had an active involvement in educational activities – be it for people from medical or non-medical backgrounds. It has pledged to conduct as many lectures possible across the nation. The upcoming and past lectures would be available on the events page of our website.
Blog writing activities
We always appreciate content which help our subscribers cherish great knowledge and thus we regularly encourage reputed professionals to share their knowledge or insights with us. Such content is published by Glom India with a vision of spreading knowledge digitally to our subscribers.