August is National Organ Donor Awareness Month and TELL, a non-profit organisation that educates South Africans about organ and tissue donation, would like to keep the conversation about organ donation going amid Covid-19.
South Africa has always had limited resources, especially in the public health sector, and it came as no surprise when Covid-19 also took its toll by having a major impact on resources.
According to TELL, the waiting list for kidney patients with blood group O is critical.
The waiting period for a kidney transplant has gone up to 12 to 15 years due to the number of deceased donors dwindling.
This underscores the importance of considering to become a donor.