I am pretty sure most of us have seen Breathe series which was highly publicized in the month of January and aired on Amazon Prime. The series was made to encourage organ donation in India. The protagonist is a desperate father of a 5 or 8-year old son, who needed an organ transplant for a long life, who goes on a killing spree to get a donor. It was well-played out in spite of the unsatisfying finale.
In few cases where a person’s brain has stopped showing any kind of activity even though the body is functioning artificially, the person is for all reasons dead in reality. It is difficult for people to understand that when their loved ones are put under artificial stimulation. In these cases, the body of the patient is suitable for vital organ donations and transplants.
Organ donation could be one of the biggest motivators for you and your family to lead a healthy life. The family health insurance plans are coming up with plans specific for organ donors, maternity benefit cover and preventive wellness services to ensure your health status and interestingly includes your entire extended family up to 19 members (calculate your premium using Mediclaim premium insurance calculator).
How to become a registered organ donor?
You can register yourself on the organ donation website – http://donatelifeindia.org/. A few points you should keep in mind.