Organ transplantation has become quite popular in West Bengal in recent times. This is because the awareness has increased to a greater extent. The health department has been continually trying to imbibe the importance of organ donation in the minds of common people. No matter what, it is understandable that even a few years back, people were not as much aware and confident about donating organs like today.
Even the parent of the young children is now coming up to donate the organs of their clinically dead children so that some other people can live a good life with the given organs. The government of West Bengal in association with the Kolkata Police is doing a pretty good job these days.
The relentless awareness campaigns being run by the State Health Department has finally benefitted the common man to a certain extent. West Bengal has experienced an unparalleled spur in organ transplants. The drives are run at both the government-run and private.
According to a senior official of the concerned department, since July 2018 not less than 14 dissimilar cases of organ transplants have taken place in the State. The transplants have perfectly taken place at both State-run and private institutions.
Organ transplants that have befallen here are fundamentally cadaver transplants. Organs were repossessed from patients who were affirmed brain dead by the proficient authorities. After that, the organs are transported to other hospitals with utmost safety and security. It is then transplanted on to patients as per the requirement.
The entire process is done through a register maintained by Tissue Transplant Organization (ROTTO) and the Regional Organ which holds names of probable receivers who urgently necessitate organs.
It may be cited that transplant of an organ is profoundly reliant on the initiative of the individuals rather than an all-inclusive system. Hence, the campaigns of the Health Department are critical and since a pretty long time, they are doing a perfect job.
Department officials are confident that the number of transplants in the State will rise up in the near future. The awareness campaigns have been strengthened and a perfectly planned roadmap is being shaped. The sector will also tie up with non-governmental organizations (NGO) to carry out the campaign in an additional effective way.