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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
If you receive a blood product like ivig (intravenous immunoglobulin) can you still be an organ donor later on?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I remove myself from the organ donor registry but still have dot indicating I want to be a donor on my card?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain death: The brain can be dead before the other organs die. ...Read more
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
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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