Donating something for someone’s betterment is a noble cause and much significant action. Only kind-hearted people can do the same to prove oneself a true human being. Donations are not restricted in shape of cash or moveable properties but people sacrifice their body organs for others treatments. There are many examples when a person declares a will to donate its body parts like eyes, kidneys, heart, liver etc to various needy patients. Due to latest research and technology, it becomes very easy for surgeons to transplant the said organs to donees.
When we talk about kidney donation, we observe that most of the times, it is preferred that donor should be a close relative. A close one may avoid many complications in kidney transplant. On the other hand, if a donor is an outsider then it takes a lot of checks before the procedure. Blood and tissue match is a common term and there are many more for precautions. But both ways are popular for this procedure.
Kidney donation, like others donations, is also a noble cause to save someone’s life. According to WHO, 91 countries are carrying out kidney transplant; people are commendable who donate it to others. No need to mention that we humans have mostly two kidneys and one healthy person can survive with one kidney.9th March is globally declared as World Kidney Day in order to keep the people aware of its importance, care and donation.
But everything has pro and cons; we observe many greedy and insincere people who prefer to collect the money under the shadow of this donation. Actually, they are traders and trading of human organs is illegal. They attract poor and needy people for little incentives and provoke them to sell their kidney at a low price. They pretend that they are doing it all for a noble cause but making a huge profit by selling it a high cost. There are many needy ones who are ready to offer any amount to save one’s life.
In South Asia, one can easily find a donor for the kidney at an affordable price. There are many people who are living a miserable life and ready to sell themselves at the price of some necessities. Due to unstable economic situations and unjustified division of resources, such lower middle class is increasing day by day. There is nobody to look after them for their needs and they are often engaged in illegal activities. We have very clear examples of many villages where people opt this and sell their kidneys, now there is no one left with two kidneys except newborn. This activity is although illegal but still running very successfully. Well-offs have no hurdle to fulfill their requirements through this systems. There are many authentic and unauthentic doctors available who perform this procedure in private places.
There is another scenario, where we observe the increasing rate of kidnapping. Criminal are kidnapping the people and selling their body parts to various areas of the world. In past few months, newspapers were full of such incidents where bodies were found without organs in many countries of South Asia. Their main cause is to sell the kidneys as it is a profitable business for them. They have no concern that the person they are selling in parts is a loved one to someone. These insensible people are not only illiterate persons from crime world but there are many respectable names of doctors also associated with this dirty and inhuman job.
According to Human Organs Transplantation Act of 1994, the trade of human organs is ban. Officials have constituted and implemented many rules and regulations to stop this nasty work and held many violators behind bars. This is not enough, people handling this syndicate should be accused not the puppets.