Three days to think about organ donation

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What should we do so that our organs can save lives after we die? What can we do to keep our bodies intact after death? In which cases is this possible or not? How does it work? The question of organ donation, which is still too taboo, raises many questions. To respond to this, the Agen-Nérac Hospital is organizing three days around this theme.

“Everyone, since the law of December 22, 1976, is considered an organ or tissue donor after their death, a principle evoked by the law of January 26, 2016. Anyone can object to the donation of their organs or tissues, however, “refusal is not necessarily total,” read the official texts. However, within families, the question is very rarely asked, leaving a void in terms of the wishes of people who are dying .

In order to promote dialogue and better explain the law of bioethics and organ and tissue donation, the Organ and Tissue Collection Team of the Agen-Nérac Hospital Center and the Tissue Collection Team of the Health Center du Villeneuvois, in partnership with the ADOT 47 association, are active in the next Join forces for various activities throughout the week. You will be in contact with the Agenais on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June at the departmental health facilities but also at the pin market.

Goal: less resistance to postmortem donation

It was opportune for these services to address the issue as “the activity of organ and tissue harvesting, which makes transplantation possible, has been severely affected by the two-year Covid-related health crisis. The decrease in the number of potential donor counts is approximately 15% between 2019 and 2020. Adding to this decrease is the increase in the objection rate, which reached 33% in 2021. However, “As part of its new 2022-2026 transplant plan, the Biomedical Authority would like the latter to be reduced to 25% so that the largest possible number of patients awaiting transplant can benefit.

An information stand will be set up on Tuesday 21 June between 1pm and 4pm in the main hall of the Agen-Nérac Hospital. The following day, the organ and tissue extraction service of the Hospital Center of Agen-Nérac will set up in Le Pin (from 7.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.), while the service of the Villeneuvois Health Center will be present at his home in Villeneuve-sur-Lot from 1.00 p.m 4 p.m. Finally, on Thursday, June 23, transplant specialists address healthcare professionals with an awareness stand in the foyer of the Agen-Nérac hospital between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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