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A 47-year-old member asked:

what're the steps to becoming an organ donor and the negatives, and positives?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Tell: People about it. Sign your organ donor card or make your drivers license reflect this wish of yours.
Dr. Abdullah Mubarak
Hepatology 28 years experience
Organ donation will increase the donor pool and save many lives. It could be the best gift to someone who is extremely ill.
Aug 8, 2012

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A 51-year-old member asked:

If i'm an organ donor, will emergency room doctors work as hard to save me?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Absolutely: No patient ever receives a different level of care because they are an organ donor. Period.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you still be an organ donor if you have lupus?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: A person with lupus, could donate any organ which is healthy enough to survive the transplant, and which that person could live without. Since lupus can affect many organs, this would have to be a very careful decision for the person, their doctor, and the transplant doctor. But it's possible.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Do I have to be a us citizen to be a living organ donor?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Browne
General Surgery 35 years experience
No: Anyone who is in the country legally can become an organ donor.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Going to be an organ donor. What can I donate if my family wants to have an open casket in the future?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Browne
General Surgery 35 years experience
Almost everything: Nearly everything can be safely donated without compromising an "open casket" funeral. This should be discussed between the organ procurement counselors and the family before proceeding with donation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

With organ donation, what other things have to match, aside from the histocompatibility complex?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood group: Matching ABO blood groups is even more important in most transplants.

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