No. The organ recipient needs proper medical insurance coverage for a transplant to take place. In certain cases such as a mother giving part of her liver to her child, she may carry the pertinent insurance. No deceased donors are required to pay for the recipient medical procedures. Conceivably, a wealthy donor family could volunteer to contribute, but that would be most unusual.
Recipient pays costs. All tests/procedures that are conducted solely for the purpose of possible organ donation (versus treatment of the patient's illness) are ultimately charged to the organ procurement organization (opo). They are averaged to determine an "acquisition cost" for each organ that the recipient's insurance must pay. Of course, bills may be sent to the wrong party - in error - they need to be corrected.
NO. Transplantation of organs is a very important life saving procedure, thousands of patients are waiting (and die also due to lack of) for organ donors. No charge to the donor family and one who gets will be thankful for saving the life, along with the team that performs. All the persons who want to donate their organs should carry a cord in their pocket, in the event of death, organs could be used.
Unlikely. From a strictly science point of view no. I would certainly not worry about this is someone needed or had a heart transplant. However, so much of life is a mystery. There is so much we don't understand and science is still a baby itself when it comes to explaining everything we experience. It would be hard to study your question and I suspect it has never been scientifically looked at.
Variable. Since all heart donors are deceased, it is very unusual for the recipient to have known the donor, but this may have occurred in a small number of cases. It would depend on what relationship existed prior to death and donation. In addition, there may be attempts to contact donor families with mutual consent.
Probably not. Usualky not however patients should get psychological orientation before going to transplant. Patients at risk should continue to see a psych specialist after transplant.
Donor dies. Well the donor is someone who is brain dead and has no chance of recovery. The donor would die when the heart is removed.
The donor has died. Heart transplantation depends on donation of a healthy heart from a human being who has died from other causes.
Most are buried. Heart transplants are done using hearts from patient that have become brain dead. After organ removal the bodies may or may not require an autopsy; this is up to the local medical examiner. Later they are buried or cremated depending on the wishes of the family.
Heart transplant. Its always a cadaver. There are certain hla typing that needs to be matched.
Deceased donor. You need a deceased donor with a healthy heart. Someone who passed away and decided to give the gift of life by passing on his vital organs to others. They must have healthy hearts with clean coronary arteries, be of comparable size and an immunological match to the patient who needs the transplant.
Healthy donor. The donor would need to meet brain death criteria, and have a normal functioning heart. Certain systemic diseases would need to be excluded such as severe hypertension and atherosclerosis.
Filter placement for clots:post op after a heart and liver transplant 6yrs ago. A piece of filter has traveled to lung. Dr wants to remove filter. Why?
Filter. A foreign body sitting in a pulmonary artery is a potential source of propagating thrombus and trouble. Is there a reason you didn't discuss with your doc? I'm sure the doc will discuss with you.
More. Possible that other, larger fragment could move (unusual) may be some other concern with migration, penetration. May need a new one above depending on current status. She needs to ask risks, benefits, options?
Get transplant eval. Most transplant programs have multidisciplinary teams which include heart failure/transplant cardiology, surgeon, coordinator, and social worker which together evaluate each case for candidacy.
Need an evaluation. You need to be evaluated and approved by a heart transplant center. Ask your cardiologist to refer you to a local center if you were told you have severe heart failure.