متبرع حي بالأعضاء

آخر تحديث:  الجمعة، 18 نوفمبر/ تشرين الثاني، 2011، 17:14 GMT
Organ Donor Card

About 18 million people in the UK are organ donors

About 18 million people in the UK are registered organ donors – they've agreed to donate their organs when they die. It means that their healthy organs can be given to people in need of a transplant.

Some people decide to donate an organ while they're still alive. They are known as a 'live donor' or an 'altruistic donor'

It's not common at all. In fact for many years it was against the law to give up your organs while you were still alive. It was only legalised in the UK five years ago when doctors were finally convinced that live donations were both safe and ethical.

Helen Marston is donating one of her kidneys to a complete stranger. Here she explains her decision:

"Well it seemed a very obvious thing to do, to me. I have two kidneys. I don't need two kidneys; I only need one. Yet there are many people who are desperately in need of a kidney. And I knew that I could make a difference, a very big difference, to someone else. "

There's absolutely no contact between the person who donates the kidney and the person receiving the transplant. The person who receives Helen's kidney will never know who donated it. Helen can't choose who will get her kidney and will never know their name. Therecipient will never know who donated it.

So what do you think about organ donation? Is it a common thing where you are? Do you think it should be encouraged? And what about live donors?

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organ donors
متبرع بالأعضاء

a transplant
زرع الأعضاء

to donate
التبرع

a live donor
متبرع حي

an altruistic donor
متبرع غيري، متبرع إيثاري

legalised
يشرع، يقونن

ethical
أخلاقي

a complete stranger
غريب تماماً

desperately in need of
بحاجة ماسة إلى

make a difference
يحدث تغييراً

the recipient
المتلقي

Live organ donation

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.لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، وأحدث الإصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير"

اعرض الملف في مشغل آخر

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