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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 more
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
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
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?
Check with UNOS: Unos.Org is a great resource for those interested in organ donation. ...Read more
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 more
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?
Be clear : The best approach is to make your wishes clear to both the registry and your family/loved ones. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: They are offered to people who need organs who already have hepatitis. ...Read more
Yes: Provided the 16 y/o is healthy yes. ...Read more
Continued: Taken off support and then organs are retrieved. You (prior to death) or your family must consent to donation. ...Read more
I had hepc for six years, treated "cured" by Harvoni. Im past SVR24. Can I ever be an organ donor on my driver license again?
Not a living donor: Unclear whether the query was about organ donation while alive or following death. Since we never want to harm a live donor - who doesn't need surgery, most teams would not put that person at risk for donation of a kidney or a portion of liver or lung. However, if the person with hemophilia has died, multiple organs may well function well enough for txp. We would be grateful for these gifts. ...Read more
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 donation. You should consider yourself a potential organ and tissue donor, indicate your intent to donate on your driver's license, donor card, or state donor registry, and discuss your decision with family members. ...Read more
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. You should also inform your family of your choice. For living donation you can contact a transplant center and undergo an evaluation to be included in their registry. ...Read more
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. You should consider yourself a potential organ and tissue donor, indicate your intent to donate on your driver's license, donor card, or state donor registry, and discuss your decision with family members. ...Read more