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World Blood Donor Day

Why do we celebrate World Blood Donor Day? Blood donors are not just blood donors, they are called heroes. They are the modern heroes that have been the life-saver of so many patients, which are mostly women.

BMC – OPO, GEARED TOWARD PRESERVING AND ENHANCING LIVES

The Bicol Medical Center – Organ Procurement Organization (BMC – OPO) is a DOH accredited organization that is responsible for the evaluation and procurement of deceased organ donors for organ transplantation within the Bicol Region. There are 6 similar organizations in the Philippines, each responsible for organ procurement in a specific region, and all of which were founded and are overseen by the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (PhilNOS).

The Bicol Medical Center – Organ Procurement Organization (BMC – OPO)

Kidney failure is the 8th most common cause of death in the Philippines and at least 18,000 of people are undergoing dialysis.

ORGAN DONATION FAQ’s

1. What is organ donation?
An organ transplant is a surgical procedure that involves the transplantation of an organ from a living (related or non-related) or deceased (cadaver) donor, to replace the function of the diseased organ. It is the best option of treatment for patients with organ failure. The surgery involves two participant patients:
the recipient and the donor. Before a transplant, both the recipient and the donor are required to undergo extensive medical and psychosocial evaluations. This is to ensure the success and safety of the procedure.

ORGAN DONATION MYTHS AND FACTS:

MYTH:  Children are being kidnapped so that their kidneys and other organs can be donated and sold.
FACT:  False! Before anybody can be an organ donor, a thorough screening and medical evaluation must be performed. Generally, pediatric organs are not medically suitable for adult patients who are mostly affected by organ failure.

BICOL MEDICAL CENTER QUALITY POLICY

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