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What are the advantages/disadvantages of organ donation?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Save lives/norisk

A deceased donor is a true hero who may save multiple lives ((8 or 9 transplants from an ideal donor) and improve the quality of lives (through tissue donation) of many others.
There are no risks since the person has already died. The funeral may be conducted with an open casket. What about including the words...." he/she was a hero" in a eulogy?

In brief: Save lives/norisk

A deceased donor is a true hero who may save multiple lives ((8 or 9 transplants from an ideal donor) and improve the quality of lives (through tissue donation) of many others.
There are no risks since the person has already died. The funeral may be conducted with an open casket. What about including the words...." he/she was a hero" in a eulogy?
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
Thank
Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

The advantage is providing a great gift to someone in need.
In some cases that donation is life saving. The disadvantage for a deceased donor is none. The potential disadvantage for living donors include surgical complications like pain, bleeding, hernia, infection and in very very rare cases living donations have resulted in death.

In brief: See below

The advantage is providing a great gift to someone in need.
In some cases that donation is life saving. The disadvantage for a deceased donor is none. The potential disadvantage for living donors include surgical complications like pain, bleeding, hernia, infection and in very very rare cases living donations have resulted in death.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
Thank
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Save life/some risk

Live donors are true heroes who save lives of others.
They do have the discomfort and risk of a surgical procedure. This should all be carefully reviewed in advance at the transplant center. A donor advocate will also help protect the interests of the donor who can choose not to proceed at any point until the moment just before the operation.

In brief: Save life/some risk

Live donors are true heroes who save lives of others.
They do have the discomfort and risk of a surgical procedure. This should all be carefully reviewed in advance at the transplant center. A donor advocate will also help protect the interests of the donor who can choose not to proceed at any point until the moment just before the operation.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
Thank
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