This primitive concept of transplantation appears in many ancient cultures through kings, gods or heroes forms this one aim, to stick out the virtues of these beings. Probably the oldest and most famous example was Ganesha, Hindu god of wisdom.
Over the years, Christian thought picks up the myths and transform it on miracles. During the Middle Age scientific began to investigate and in 1597 Gaspar de Tagliacocci publishes a surgical treaty about nasal transplant technique. The big step forward was during the first fifteen years of XX century when Carrer discovered vascular sature. Since then scientific have discovered the way to transplant kidneys, thyroid, parathyroid, hearts and more to this day.
But to understand the importance of this part of the medicine we have to know personal stories that it explains us why we should do donations and what mean for people that need a heart, leg or anything to carry on her or his live or simply can live.
Caitlin and her new liver
Since the moment that Caitlin born, her parents knew that something was wrong. Caitlin born with heavy problems in her liver. was subjected to many surgeries and she was close to die. But we shouldn’t lose hope and Caitlin decided to add her name to waiting list and two days after her parents received a call. Unfortunately, his angel died a couple of days ago but he would save Caitlin.
Caitlin’s family keep a photography of Jeff in Caitlin’s room with a candle next to window.
Ernest saved five lives with 61 years
He always wanted to be organ donor and He has decided to do it. When Ernest died suddenly with 61 years, his family knew what have to do. It was a difficult moment, Bernice said, “but I'm very proud of him for making this decision. With his donation, he could save five lives. He did something wonderful”.
A tragedy that It can be a benediction for many people
Tribhawan and Jasmin's son was an accident and unfortunately he suffered fatal injuries in his head. The nurse, who took care of Anand during his hospital stay, encouraged them to be organ donor and it happened. They accepted to donate the heart, both kidneys, liver and pancreas. They take advantage of each moment to report people about the benefits of being donor and how they can save lives when the death knocks on our door.