Monday, December 05, 2016

MONDAY - HEALTH

We spoke to Jooste Vermeulen a director at the Organ Donor Foundation.  Organ Donor Foundation is a non profit organisation of which the main aim is to do public awareness around transplantation to try to get people to give consent for organ donations of their love ones They get the public to become organ donors and to inform there families that they are a donor.

There are two ways that you can donate organs, which the one is a live donation and that’s mostly place when a love one or family is in need of a kidney transplant, if you are a match.

The other one occurs when you have passed on, where you can donate your heart, lungs, liver, kidney, tissue ect. However you can help up to 50 people just with the tissue, but the difficult part is where the family hasn’t been inform that you are an organ donor, which makes it hard to get consent.

For more information contact:

Website: www.ods.org.za
Tel: 0800 22 66 11



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