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Is It Going To Be A Perfect Match If I My Organ Donor Is My Twin
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
Going to be an organ donor. What can I donate if my family wants to have an open casket in the future?
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. This is why transplant centers performing loving donor transplants must be extremely careful in evaluating donors and safely performing their surgeries. Experience matters. These donors are real heroes, taking similar risks to save others as police/fire. ...Read more
I am an organ donor and a waste of space. How can I increase my chances of dying so important people can get my organs?
Wow - your self : Esteem is sooo low. I really must wonder about major depression. This can effect / distort your outlook on life and yourself. I already know 2 things about you. The first is that you care enough to be an organ donor. The second is that you have the courage to ask for help. You know that us doctors can't tell you how to die but that we can give you info to help you get better. Please get in touch. ...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?
No Reason For Fear!: Organ donation only takes place following death. Patients are always cared for because of what can be done for them first and foremost. It is only when hope is completely lost that organ donation is ever considered +/or discussed with family. The myth that patients stop receiving care so that organs can be donated is not true. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I am a registered organ donor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 lead to increased risk during donor surgery. They are also screened for potential problems or lifestyle practices that could lead to disease later in life, or for diseases that could be transmitted by the organ to the potential transplant recipient. ...Read more
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