Contact a center. It is as easy as calling a transplant center and asking them for an appointment. Actually getting on the registry is a bit harder. You will have to undergo medical testing to make sure you are healthy enough to donate and psycological testing to ensure you are making an informed competent decision. Once you give it away you can't get it back.
Call Transplant Ctr. Call your local transplant center to see if you qualify and are medically healthy enough.
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.
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.
Yes. You could give your kidney to your brother and sister or any other person after matching is done.
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.
A Legal Adult. Usually a potential donor needs to be over age 18, the age of legal consent. In actuality, the number of donors under age 21 is small. However, screening young living donors is a very careful process that involves medical, social service, and at times psychology and even ethical professionals to ensure donor consent is appropriate.
It depends. To donate, you need to be a legal adult or an emancipated minor who is deemed competent to give informed consent.
18-21 years of age. Transplant programs may vary in the age requirement for the living donor. Many programs will not routinely consider potential donors under the age of 21. Some will consider potential donors between the ages of 18 and 21. In these instances, the emotional maturity of the donor will be assessed in detail. No one younger than age 18 will be considered for organ donation.
No. Anyone who is in the country legally can become an organ donor.
No. As long as the donor and recipient operations are done in hospitals approved by the united network for organ sharing (unos). You should discuss directly with your transplant team the plans for insurance coverage and follow-up after the procedures.
No. Donor expenses are covered by recipient insurance. The donor may be in the us on a visitor visa.