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Is it going to be a perfect match if I my organ donor is my twin?

Is it going to be a perfect match if I my organ donor is my twin?

Yes: Identical twins but not fraternal twins are "perfect matches" and don't need to take medicines to prevent rejection. We test twins before transplant because you can't tell by looking if twins are really identical. ...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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How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

Depends: Some are based on a combination of blood and tissue typing others are based primarily on tissue typing. Size of the individual's is also matched especially for pediatric patients. ...Read more

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

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. ...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?

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?

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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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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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