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Why are blood and organ Donors relevant for us?

blood & organ donation


general informTION



its benefits



"saved lives from 1,800 people by donating 600 times"

Bruce from port Macquarie

Blood doNATION

- surgeon Charus Richard Drew improved techniques for blood storage

- developed large-scale blood banks

- allowed medics saving lives

- which country has most donations?

- daily 15.000 donations at operations

Organ Donation

- lead surgeon Joseph Murray carried out first organ transplantation in 1954

- demand for organ donors rises fatster than the actual number of donors

- most donated organs from dead people

- living organ donor (kidney, liver)

- which country has the highest donor rate worldwide?

+ 913 donors in Germany 2020

+ 9.100 people on waiting list every year


Organ Donation

Blood Donation

- after donation, seperate blood into red blood cells

- blood is filtered
- remove white cells to reduce risks of reactions
- cells only last 42 days

- to donate organs, need to die in a hospital

- other donations can occur up to 24h after death
- two methods determining voluntary consent:
- "opt-in" (Germany)
- "opt-out" (Austria)

Why is donation important?

- are used for patients in need of surgery, cancer treatment and transfusions for blood loss

- for cancer patients, resource to implement platelets back into body after heavy treatments
- lack of blood cell production causes chronic diseases
- being able to save a dying patients life

- balancing iron levels

- reducing risks of heart attacks
- a single donation can help up to 3 people
- blood bank used for important cases
- one organ and tissue donor can help up to 10 people


Why do we need blood and organ donors?

"Blood donation is a solidar action, saving lives and curing certain diseases"


- https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/helping-you-to-decide/about-organ-donation/faq/organ-donation-and-transplantation/
- https://www.lifeblood.com.au/blood/learn-about-blood/why-donate-blood
- https://www.lifeblood.com.au/blood/learn-about-blood/what-happens-to-your-blood

- https://www.lifeblood.com.au/news-and-stories/stories/on-a-roll-600-donations
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_donation
- https://www.ndr.de/ratgeber/verbraucher/Blutspende-Das-muessen-Sie-wissen,blutspende264.html
- https://www.organspende-info.de/zahlen-und-fakten/statistiken?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3pShwseC-AIVjgwGAB3XwwPqEAAYASAAEgKGF_D_BwE
- https://www.mapsofworld.com/answers/health/countries-record-highest-blood-donors/#
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_donation#History
- https://www.donatelife.gov.au/all-about-donation/how-does-donation-work#:~:text=To%20be%20an%20organ%20donor,to%20die%20in%20a%20hospital.
- https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage/news/article/blood-donation-importance.html
- https://centromedicoabc.com/en/digital-magazine/why-is-blood-donation-important/
- https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/organ-and-tissue-donation
- https://health.clevelandclinic.org/why-become-an-organ-donor-because-you-could-save-many-lives/
- https://reliantmedicalgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/GettyImages-1030773064.jpg

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