A healthy person can save the lives of nine people after his death and can help many others to improve his quality significantly.
If a person does not want to donate his organs after death, according to the valid Slovak legislation, it must be possible to register on the list of so-called “non-donors”. Otherwise, he automatically becomes an organ donor after determining brain death. The only exception is in the case of minors, where consent to the removal of organs is given by the child’s legal guardians.
the only way to survive, “says Zuzana Žilinská, chief expert of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for organ transplants and deputy head of the Urology Clinic with the Center for Kidney Transplants of the University Hospital in Bratislava.
The topic of organ transplants is still a relatively big taboo in our country. Probably also because the hope for the patient comes even in situations where the ď of the donor authority died. This awareness may not be easy for some people to bear.
That’s right, the subject of death is not natural in our region. Death is taboo for us. We are not prepared for it, we do not like to talk about it. From an early age, we are guided to be good to be active, dynamic, to be educated, to work and to live happily. But in the life of each of us, there are situations where the feeling of happiness is replaced by sadness. There are always more difficult moments, without which we would not be able to realize the feeling of happiness at all.
In order to be able to transplant an “unpaired” organ, such as the heart, lungs or the whole liver, dead donor. A living person cannot give a heart. I understand that this may be a sensitive topic. But if you look at it in such a way that a person can save someone else’s life even after their death, you will begin to perceive the situation differently. Sometimes we can get enact situations where we, or someone close to us, need a transplant. That is why we should learn about transplants, just as they do in Spain or other countries around the world.
Imagine a situation in which one considers kidney donation, say your child, parent or sibling. How do you communicate with him so that he feels free in his decision-making?
Trust between the doctor and the donor is extremely important. Although we as doctors try to support kidney donation, we never force anyone to donate. The main principle is that from the beginning we communicate with donors alone, between the four eyes. withdraw from the program at any time – and whenever I would really emphasize -. Even five minutes before the operation. It is then up to us, the doctors, to take responsibility and find a health contraindication to explain the impossibility of donating an organ. yourself, to create favorable conditions for the necessary examinations that potential donors must undergo.
You say that enact donation as medical staff does not force anyone. However, these people can get and under pressure from their loved ones.
As a doctor, I had a case in which a young patient, a diabetic with two small children, needed a kidney. Unfortunately, her husband did not appear to be a suitable donor, but his mother, the patient’s mother-in-law, did. Although she was so-called “borderline” because she already had her age and associated diagnoses, they did not clearly exclude her from donation, they were not so-called absolute contraindications.
She asked me to meet before the operation. She confides in me that she is worried about her health and at the same time feels under enormous pressure, because her son and the bride have indicated that if he does not donate the kidney, they will prevent her from meeting her grandchildren.
What did you do
Given that it was marginal in terms of health, the so-called marginal, we agreed that