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what are the benefits of being an organ donor

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
8 or more: 1 heart 2 kidneys 2 lungs 1 liver 1 pancreas 1 intestine possible more if the liver is split between a child and adult.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mulligan
34 years experience General Surgery
Donor risks: There sure are. Depending on what organ you're donating, risks of bleeding, infections, leaks, wound herniations, and rarely even death can occur. Thi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Most anyone: If you have a history of cancer or have active acute infections you are excluded. For living donors certain health risks and age limits are in place ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: But most organs will not be considered. Liver may be the only organ that may be used.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Everyone!: Everyone! transplant professionals will evaluate the condition of your organs at the time of your death and determine if your organs are suitable for ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Many ways: For dontation after death there are many steps you can take. You can sign your drivers license, state id card or put it in a legal advanced directive ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Criteria: Transplant professionals will evaluate the condition of your organs at the time of your death and determine if your organs are suitable for donation. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Yes: As part of the process to evaluate an individual to be an organ donor they are screened closely for any medical or psychosocial problems that would le ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Easy: That is easy. Go to your dmv and ask for the document to become an organ donor. It will be marked on your driver license then. Tell your family so t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Notify: Your family members should know, in case your license is not available and so they know your preferences. In most states, you notify your motor vehicl ... Read More

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