The human body is like a machine that is in constant operation; in such a way, that it functions as a whole, even when it is slept there are organs that do not stop working like the heart that pumps the blood to our whole body, the kidneys still process the liquid of our bodies, therefore, just like an engine needs care, to have a greater durability, and performance, the same demands our bodies, a constant care as diets, exercises, and checks up, but what happens when one organ doesn’t work properly? —and it is felt symptoms that something is not right, and that it is necessary to treat the health issue as soon as possible, and in the worst case to do an organ transplant.
Greatest gift of Life
Health is the greatest gift of life, without this, it is difficult to fully enjoy all the special events in which you laugh, love, feel, dream, work, travel, family, friends and other moments that come our way in life. For those who are in good health it is almost impossible to perceive the pain, anxiety, depression and impotence that a patient suffers; What it is impossible to believe is that there is a way to save lives, this opportunity is wasted by refusing to donate our organs to our death or the death of a family member, without thinking that a loved one of us or we could be in the same situation as that patient, in the future.
It is well known that health is not forever and that we are not exempt from losing it, that is why organ transplant in France is not a simple problem of doctors ( GEOALLO ) and some patients; This is a problem of moral character that surrounds the whole society, and because it concerns society, equally concerns the laws that govern it. Population must be involved in this matter and in the future to be able to help sick people who need from us, giving with love what one day belonged to us and that they yearn with so much hope.
A transplant is the replacement of an organ or tissue that no longer works with the objective of restoring the lost functions. In many patients, the transplant is the only alternative that can save their lives and recover the quality of it. Organ transplants are a therapeutic achievement, historically linked to the cultural development of French society, People with renal, hepatic, cardiac, pulmonary, blindness, leukemia, etc. may need an organ in terminal and irreversible phase, who hope to receive an organ or tissue to extend their life expectancy. A family member of yours or yourself may need it or be benefited by a transplant. And it could be obtained from living related: parents, children, uncles, brothers, and from people who in life have decided that after their death their organs and tissues save or improve the lives of others.
France Pioneer in the Donation of Organs
Since 1976, France has become the first European country in number of transplants performed with organ donations, in 2015, 5,746 transplants with bodies of dead persons were carried out in France: an increase of 7% compared to the previous year. At the same time, the number of patients in need of organs continues growing, reaching 21,378 patients, almost twice than ten years ago. But from January 1, 2017, the legislation has given the possibility to register in the national registry of people who do not wish to donate any organ, after their death, by filling out online just a simple electronic questionnaire, the French are voluntary donors of their organs, after death, in the name of national solidarity, accepted the principle of “presumed consent”. It was enough, however, with a mere verbal opposition from the relatives of a deceased to renounce any transplant performed with the organs of a dead person.
Until now, only 150,000 people have registered to date in such a file of people hostile to the organ donation. Being relatively modest, opposition to donation has not stopped growing in recent years. In a country of 65 million inhabitants. The new legislation allows to facilitate the expression of such desire, with a simple consultation and registration by Internet. In case of doubt or known absence of the desire of the deceased, the will of the families will keep prevailing. For all French citizens. but this measure, can have a negative impact which would put at risk the fact of having future voluntary donors.
The Complex Matter of Organ Donation
Although France is a country that has had a breakthrough in organ transplantation, it still seeks a way to change society in relation to death, trying to teach that when a loved one is lost, if they are able to do so, donating some of their organs is the best way to show love to the neighbor and society by providing their organs for transplants. The procurement of organs is a very complex matter, it involves medicine ( pharmacie garde dimanche ), science, lawyers, jurists, the police, legislation, the laws and especially the affected family, but the extraction of any organ should be done in very short time, since the time that an individual die, their organs are obtained and transplanted is very short. When this is achieved, the final objective of organ transplants is to make the human being reintegrate rehabilitated into society and his family.
We must bear in mind that communication between relatives and close friends is very important when deciding to be a donor so that they assimilate our desire to our death and not take them by surprise when the decisive moment comes. We must be opened of donating our organs, now it is up to each one of us to set the example of this change, a change that will gradually bear fruit; but beyond the legislative sphere born a social change, turning this problem into a public awareness, love of neighbor and above all of a moral nature.