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Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Can you be a living organ donor if you've had chemotherapy?

Possibly: It depends more on the nature of cancer the donor has had and how long back and of course should still have two good functioning kidneys. ...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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Can I be an organ donor if 88?

Can I be an organ donor if 88?

Yes: But most organs will not be considered. Liver may be the only organ that may be used. ...Read more

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I signed up to be an organ donor but i'm scared. Should i be?

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 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

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How can I become a living organ donor?

How can I become a living organ donor?

Contact center: If you have a friend or relative that needs an organ transplant, contact the transplant center they are listed at. They will initiate a medical work-up for you. If you don't have someone who needs an organ but you still want to donate one you can call any center and be worked up for altruistic donation. ...Read more

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How can I become a living organ donor ?

How can I become a living organ donor ?

At transplant center: Being a living donor is an amazing gift that saves a life. Donation happens at a transplant center - find 1 through the UNOS website. Theres an extensive evaluation that includes assessment of the medical, surgical and psychologic suitability of the person considering donation. Education about the risks is a major part of the process. It is intentionally not rapid, so careful consideration occurs. ...Read more

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Do i need to be dead to be an organ donor?

No: Absolutely not. For kidneys, about 40% of kidney recipients receive a kidney from a living kidney donor who may be a friend, relative, spouse, etc. Living donation of liver lobes can also be performed, albeit with some increased risk. For kidneys, if you are healthy and have two normal kidneys, you can donate. This can have a tremendously positive impact on another person. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Is it possible to be a living organ donor?

Yes: You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being a living organ donor?

Kidney/liver/marrow: Humans can donate both organs and tissues that can be used in other humans. The most commonly donated tissue is blood - thousands of times each day. Less commonly, you can donate bone marrow, or solid organs such as kidney and liver. There are risks to all types of donation, though donating blood and bone marrow have few risks. Donating a kidney or portion of liver requires surgery with more risks ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more