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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Organ Donation (Definition)

Organ donation requires surgical techniques that preserve the blood vessels and vital structures (e.g., ureter-kidney, bile duct - liver) and keeps the cells of the organ happy enough to function after blood flow is stopped and the transplant conducted. A living person may choose to gift an organ (or piece of an organ) through such an operation. A deceased person may gift multiple ...Read more


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Could I still be an organ donor if I can't give blood?

Could I still be an organ donor if I can't give blood?

It depends on...: You will be tested thoroughly before organ donation....and organ functions will be checked along with transmissible, chronic diseases......you will not be able to donate blood but under special conditions you may donate organ ...Read more

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If someone has cystic fibrosis can they still be an organ donor?

If someone has cystic fibrosis can they still be an organ donor?

Tissue donor, yes: Since cystic fibrosis affects many of the organs of the body, organ donation for most of these is not allowed. However, tissue donation, such as corneal donation, bone, heart valves, etc., may be allowed depending on the status of the donor. They can definitely put organ donor on their license, and a transplant center will determine their eligibility. ...Read more

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Can we have compulsary organ donor cards or should it still be optional?

Can we have compulsary organ donor cards or should it still be optional?

Optional: It should be optional.....and no organ should be procured if there's a strong opposition from the family, law enforcement personals even though there was full consent by the donor.....in general its respected ...Read more

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If someone commits suicide and they are an organ donor. Are their organs still used?

Yes. They are still used.: If by some chance you are suicidal and are organ donor, please don't use this answer to justify your suicide. Rather, if you are in distress you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. I hope the question was not asked as pertaining to you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I have contracted hepatitis b, is it still possible for me to be an organ donor?

If I have contracted hepatitis b, is it still possible for me to be an organ donor?

Yes: If you are HBV positive you can donate organs. They are then reserved to be transplanted into indivduals who are also hbv(+). Livers from patients with HBV are routinely biopsied prior to being accepted for transplant. For living donation the answer is a bit more difficult. Most likely no for a partial liver donation and possibly pending a converstion with surgeons and both patients for kidneys. ...Read more

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If a person who was an organ donor committed suicide are their organs still used after their death if there not damaged?

If a person who was an organ donor committed suicide are their organs still used after their death if there not damaged?

Complicated: This is a complicated question to answer because it sounds like the organ donor is contemplating suicide. Furthermore, it sounds that this organ donor believes that someone else has a life worth living. This sounds like a conscientious person who needs help sorting out complicated feelings. Look into psychotherapy, it really can help. Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255 best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why when an organ donor becomes brain dead, their heart is still viable?

Why when an organ donor becomes brain dead, their heart is still viable?

Organ donor: The brain tissue can die while the heart and other organs remain viable. If for instance the brain is damaged by trauma, brain death can occur while heart and kidneys and other organs remain viable and working. ...Read more

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Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Possibly: It depends more on the nature of cancer the donor has had and how long back and of course should still have two good functioning kidneys. ...Read more

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Who can become an organ donor?

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 for donor protection. Anyone can be an organ donor after death but sometimes the organs are not used for transplant because of their condition after procurment (poor quality on biopsy, injured by the cause of death, incidental tumors). ...Read more

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What can do to become an organ donor?

What can  do to become an organ donor?

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 there is no confusion if the unfortunate happens. ...Read more

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What can I do to become a organ donor?

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 vehicle administration (mva / dmv) who print this on your driver's license, so it is readily locatable. ...Read more

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Do i need to sign up to be an organ donor?

In US, yes: We still use the 'opt in' which means you must consent or 'sign up' to donate. Other countries use the 'opt out' option, so they must specifically decline/refuse to donate. ...Read more

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What number of lives can be saved with the death of an organ donor?

Depends: It entirely will depend on number of organ procured.....organ procurement depends on the function/quality of the organs.....a standard criteria donor can donate heart, two lungs to two recipients,liver, pancreas, two kidneys to two recipients, small bowel....sometimes organs are combined.....meaning more than one organ transplanted in one recipient....beside....cornea, aorta, skin, bone etc ...Read more

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How to become an living organ donor?

Contact Tx Program: I believe you are referring to being an altruistic organ donor. In order to be able to donate, one has to undergo a very thorough donor evaluation that includes a full psychosocial evaluation. In the state of Arizona, several programs including U of AZ, Mayo Clinic, and BG Samaritan will be happy to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Yes: You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done. ...Read more

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Can a person who has had hepatitis be an organ donor ?

Yes: They are offered to people who need organs who already have hepatitis. ...Read more