I know that few years back you were a little baffled by my decision. You didn't understand why i did that. Also, i did not take permission of any of you. Not even the Heart who rules my body. I took the decision that involved all of you on my own. I did not care to ask if you all agreed to it. But now it has been some years and hope now you stand by my decision and realize that my decision is not wrong. In fact i feel we all will make each other proud at the right time.
The readers here are getting confused as to what I am talking about. Okay so let us clear up some things. Before i start the topic, please understand that I am not trying to boast about myself. Neither am I trying to gain appreciation or like a proud mouth keep speaking about it. I am just trying to convey a message that needs to be implemented. If everybody did this, the change would be very impactful.
Many times in newspapers i used to read about Organ Donation. How Organ Donation is the need of the day. How some people donate the organs of their loved ones and save someone's life. How cadavear donations are increasing, though they are only a handful of percentage than those in need of vital organs. I used to be really impressed that even after your death you can be immensely useful. Only your soul goes. But your presence stays here and you loved ones can be happy in some way. In childhood i remember Aishwarya Rai promoting Eye donation. So my knowledge was limited to only eye donation. But i was interested and i went deeper into this. I researched a lot and came to know that almost all the organs of our body can be helpful in some or the other way. I got in touch with "Mohan Foundation" and asked them a lot of questions before registering. And finally on 26.09.2017 i became a proud "ORGAN DONOR"
Yes, i have pledged my organs. After my death, all the organs of my body that are in a state of being useful for transplant shall be removed from my body and given to required people. It could be Eyes, Skin, Pancreas, Lungs, Corneas, Kidneys, Liver and Heart. Believe me, this decision of mine has given me the most SATISFACTION till date. I kind of feel that i have "SEALED MY KARMA"
Organ Donation is still not acknowledged by the society. There is not much awareness too about it. The usual belief is that the body should be burnt or buried as a whole. Missing parts will lead to a crippled body rebirth. Some mythologies also do not support the fact. But it is high time that we get educated not just by books but by thinking too. In life we seldom are useful to anyone. Atleast before facing god, let's do some good act to prove ourselves in front of him.
I am attaching my Donor card here. I have not been able to convince my friends or family to register themselves as organ donor. But if I can inspire a few Mirakeeans to do this kind act, I will be immensely happy.
People argue that there is no need to pledge from now. When death comes, our family will do it. Correct. That could be done. But you know, now a days deaths are so uncertain. People are dying at young age all of a sudden. At that time family loses all the consciousness to take decisions. But by registering and letting your family know about it, you yourself as well as others become sure of your decision. It kind of becomes your dream that has to be manifested. A thought that is constantly hammered on everyone is made sure to be taken to the final point. A thought thrust upon your family from now on will not be forgotten by them even at time of losing you.
Few months back, organs of a 2.5 year old boy from Gujarat saved 7 lives with his heart, liver, kidney, eyes and lungs being donated after his death.
Don't fear organ donation. You don't know when life will give up on you. You don't give up on something that can serve many in need and also keep you alive in many ways. Just think that you were blind or were in need of a kidney transplant. Would you not eagerly wait and bless someone who would make you see the world or survive you with their kidney?
There are many organizations where you can pledge your organs. Carry your Donor card with you everywhere. So even if you meet with an accident, your donor card will have the emergency numbers and also of the organization with which you are registered. It is a kind of identity card.
Okay dear organs, this got too long. Thank you for the support. I just ask a favour from you all. Please be in a workable condition till my end comes. Be in a state that you all could be transplanted. I wish to keep you all alive for years and years... Help me fulfill my wish...
Today i am writing about few people whose life has been an inspiration to me. I have met some while heard about some from others. I don't know if this qualifies for this competition for muse actually has a slightly different meaning too. But then sometimes it is the love of writing what your heart says more important than just writing to win a competition.
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