14th February! Why not you? | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 24, 2019

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14th February! Why not you?

It's gone — just last week. I am talking about the 14th February! When the date comes, everyone talks about the Valentine’s Day, but this is also a very special day for many unfortunate people on this earth — who wait for an organ anxiously throughout the year.

The day marks the celebration of Donor’s Day in many places, focusing primarily on five vital points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets and blood. Currently thousands and thousands of people are waiting for an organ, from kidney to cornea, from blood to heart.

Today, common transplantations throughout the world include kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas. Some organs and tissues can be donated by living donors, such as a kidney or part of the liver, part of the pancreas, part of the lungs or part of the intestines, but most donations occur after the donor has died.

Well, in Bangladesh, some transplants are not possible and some are very difficult. But at least, we can talk about blood and cornea.

Let’s not forget those people who are waiting for a healthy organ or something related to those above mentioned parts of our body. Let’s observe 14th February as Organ Donation Day in our country and let spring come to their life as well.

 

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