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Doctor insights on: Laws That Control Organ Donation And Transplantation

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What is organ donation and transplantation done for?

What is organ donation and transplantation done for?

See below: Organ donation is performed to provide organs for those in need. Organ transplantation is performed for organ failure in diseases of the heart, lung, kidneys, live, pancreas and small intestine. Newer composite tissue transplants (hand/arm and face transplants) are becoming more common as well. Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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I was wondering what are the cons of organ donation and transplantation?

I was wondering what are the cons of organ donation and transplantation?

Risks exist: It depends what organ transplant is being contemplated. Organ donation is major surgery and you need a careful discussion of risks and benefits including the long term risk. This should be done with members of the transplant team who know this information the best. Read more

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What is the status of organ donation vs transplantation need in the united states?

What is the status of organ donation vs transplantation need in the united states?

Unbalanced: Currently there are 114, 699 (as of june 24th 2012) people waiting for an organ transplant. There are approximately 17, 000 donors per year. Read more

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Who are the ones that controls the organ donation when you give you agree to it?

Who are the ones that controls the organ donation when you give you agree to it?

Varies by state...: "DonateLifeTexas. Org" is one organization in your area that coordinates. Each state or region has a primary resource that is called by ER/hospital when someone dies. They coordinate talking to family / OCME-Coroner / surgery team / etc. Registries of persons needing transplants are kept locally & nationally. They match up donor & recipient. Read more

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Organ transplantation and tissue typing. Am I related to my tissue matching organ donor?

Organ transplantation and tissue typing. Am I related to my tissue matching organ donor?

Not necessarily: Random people can share some tissue antigens. You are more likely to share tissue antigens with someone you are related to, but sharing antigens does not mean the two people are related. Read more

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Organ transplantation and tissue typing. Do I have to be related to my tissue matching organ donor?

Not necessarily: Cadaveric kidney transplants are usually among unrelated persons. A person can share tissue type with unrelated individuals, though it is much more likely that related persons share tissue antigens. Read more

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Organ transplantation and tissue typing. Do I have to be related to my tissue matching organ donor?

Not necessarily: People unrelated to each other, by conventional measures, do share hla antigens. Related individuals are more likely to share hla antigens, however sharing hla antigens does not imply blood relation, except of course very very remotely. Read more

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Will I be told about the organ donor before my liver transplant?

Will I be told about the organ donor before my liver transplant?

Yes: You have the right to know any pertinent medical information about your potential donor. Of you are not told you should ask and you always have the right to refuse an organ without losing your place on the list. Read more

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What is the minimum age for organ donation?

What is the minimum age for organ donation?

Depends: Deceased donors can be almost any age. Babies need transplants too. For a living donor each center will have their own threshold but most have 19-21 as the lower limit. Read more

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┬┐why a person would not agree with organ donation?

Lots of reasons: Indeed, probably as many reasons for or against organ donation as there are people! Regardless of your own position on the subject, one cannot make a value judgment here but only give thanks for those that do donate. Read more

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Hi what are the cons of organ donation after death?

Organ donation: Well if you are donating after death then there are no CONS for you as you are already dead. Read more

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What diseases would lead to needing an organ donation?

What diseases would lead to needing an organ donation?

Long-term Failure: To require an organ donation (needing a transplant) the organ in question must have irreversibly failed. The most common situation is kidney failure which requires dialysis or a transplant for the person to live. Diabetes and hypertension are the most frequent causes of kidney failure. Liver failure can be caused by hepatitis (B or C), fatty liver (from obesity) or alcohol overuse. Read more

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I need to know what is your opinion on organ donation?

I need to know what is your opinion on organ donation?

Everyone should!: I'm ER Dr, many people die despite best efforts in ER. Law requires us to ask family about donation, but often they don't know or can't decide unless help on driver's license listing 'organ donor.' If was automatic, COUNTLESS lives could be saved / prolonged / improved using donated organs after '1st owner' no longer needs them. Read more

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I need to know what's your position on organ donation?

Everyone should!: I'm ER Dr, many people die despite best efforts in ER. Law requires us to ask family about donation, but often they don't know or can't decide unless help on driver's license listing "organ donor." If was automatic, COUNTLESS lives could be saved / prolonged / improved using donated organs after "1st owner" no longer needs them. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: organ donation?

What is the definition or description of: organ donation?

Gifting An Organ: 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 organs at 1 time. Read more

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Is there a good way to decrease organ donation shortages?

Many options: There are multiple options to increase donation numbers. Improving access to information for people or families in order for them to be confident with the decision to donate is one way. Presumed consent (you are considered a donor unless you make a formal statement that you do not want to be) is another. Education is the key to promoting donation. Read more

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How come organ donation is optional rather than mandatory?

How come organ donation is optional rather than mandatory?

Privacy: People have possession of their body parts even after they die. If they agree to give them up after they die then they can be used. Read more

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What is being done nationally to encourage? Organ donation?

Raising awareness: Many organizations are working hard to raise public awareness. The united network for organ sharing has ongoing campaigns to raise awareness. Oftentimes newspapers or television programs highlight individual stories that lead to increasing awareness. Facebook has an awareness initiative. Local dmv centers also promote donation. Read more

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Who pays for or, surgeon, transport if organ donation?

Recipient: I am assuming you mean who pays if you are the live donor. All of those costs are billed to the insurance of the person who receives the organ. Read more

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


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more