Organ Donor Awareness Week - RTE's Joe Duffy is its ambassador - has been encouraging people to carry a donor card
However, by and large, most have not signed a donor card
and have not designated themselves as organ donors on a driver's license.
Should people have to carry a donor card
or should it be presumed that everyone will donate organs?
The pink sticker would fall off or people didn't carry their donor card
in their wallet,'' he said.
At the time of death, family members are asked to sign a consent form at the hospital, even if the patient has a donor card
Consequently, a strong volunteer identity will lead to signing an organ donor card
For more details on registering for a donor card
call (0117) 931-4638 or visit www.
Jagmohan carried a donor card
with him and so we thought he obviously wanted to do something.
She urged everyone to considering carrying a donor card
and said she hoped that by 2010 the number of people on the official Organ Donor Register would have risen from 10.
The panel on legal issues related to organ transplants, led by Saku Machino, a professor at Sophia University, says in its report that the current law's requirement that donors sign an organ donor card
before brain death should be abolished, the sources said.
The organ transplant law permits the transplant of hearts, lungs, livers, kidneys, pancreases, small intestines and eyes from donors aged 15 or older who had signed an organ donor card
The family then provided the hospital with three kinds of donor cards
, one allowing the patient's organs to be used for organ transplant operations in the event of brain death, a donor card
to provide for the patient's kidneys and another for the patient's corneas, the sources said.