Komercijalna Banka & Red Crosses’ “Donate Organs Save Lives” Campaign January 27, 2016

KB-RDThe campaign of Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje and MasterCard, which was of a humanitarian character, provided funds in the amount of MKD 640.961, the amount which in 2016 will be used by the Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia and Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje for their joint project “Donate Organs Save Lives”(Daruvajte organ-podarete zivot).

Within the Project, citizens will be educated on organs and tissues donation and transplantation in order to build a positive attitude for such a manner of heeling the ill, adhering to the principles of humanity, solidarity and care for humans.

The organ and tissue donation and transplantation Project will include a campaign with organized education workshops, forums and educative lectures on this subject. It will also include conducting a survey, promotion of informative material in form of flyers, posters and banners as well as medium promotion.

A two-day workshop has been planned where eminent experts and doctors of medicine will transfer their knowledge and experience. They will organize at least 10 educative workshops and 10 forums. These trainings will be attended by representatives of the Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia, Komercijalna Banka, Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, local self-governments, associations of citizens and media.

As per data of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Macedonia, there are around 150 people in the republic of Macedonia on the waiting list for kidney transplantation, while there are around 1.500 people being cured with renal KB&RedCrossreplacement therapy, i.e. dialysis. For all of them transplantation is the best and the most natural treatment procedure, whereas the patient with chronic kidney disease is transplanted a kidney from an alive donor or from a patient with irreversible brain death, the so called cadaver. Cadaveric transplant actually means taking organs for transplantation from a deceasing person and most often transplanted organs are kidneys, liver, pancreas, lungs, heart and bone marrow.

When a man, during his life, decides to donate organs and tissues after his death, with the purpose of saving human lives of seriously ill people, it is recommendable to confirm the decision in written obtaining a donor card.

 

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