Organ donation: the gift of life

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Organ donation: the gift of life

Today more than 9,000 people in the Malaysia need an organ transplant that could save or dramatically improve their life. Most are waiting for a kidney, others for a heart, lung or liver transplant. But less than 1,000 transplants are carried out each year.
Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving gift to others.

Desperate need for more donors

There is a desperate need for more donors. Last year more than 400 people died while waiting for a transplant. One in ten people waiting for a heart transplant will die and many others will lose their lives before they even get on to the waiting list.
The more people who pledge to donate their organs after their death, the more people stand to benefit. By choosing to join the National Donor Registry you could help make sure life goes on.

Organ Donor Line

If you’ve not signed up to the National Donor Registry, you can do so on the website or by calling the National Donor Registry Line: 03-2615-5555 ext 6576 (Hospital KL) or 03-26942705.
Lines open: 24 hours, 365 days a year
Calls are charged at your contracted rate for local calls.

For pledge forms and more information, contact the National Transplant Resource Centre.

link: What you need to know about Organ Donation?

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