What are the types of organ donation?
There are two types of organ donations – Living Organ Donations & Deceased Organ Donations.
Why is organ transplantation important?
Transplants can save or transform the life of a person. One organ and tissue donor can help transform the lives of more than 10 people. This relies on donors and their families agreeing to donate their organ and tissue after death.
Why is organ donation important?
One organ donor has the potential to save eight lives and eye and tissue donors can enhance the lives of as many as 50 people. For some people with end-stage organ failure, it is truly a matter of life and death.
What is organ donation and transplantation?
Organ donation is the process of surgically removing an organ or tissue from one person (the organ donor) and placing it into another person (the recipient). Transplantation is necessary because the recipient’s organ has failed or has been damaged by disease or injury.
What is the organ donation and transplantation (ODT) program?
HRSA’s Healthcare Systems Bureau manages the nation’s Organ Donation and Transplantation program. This program works to extend and enhance the lives of individuals with end-stage organ failure for whom an organ transplant is the most appropriate therapeutic treatment.
How does an organ transplant team decide to accept an organ?
The transplant team decides if it will accept or refuse the organ based on established medical criteria and other factors. If the transplant center refuses the organ, the transplant center of the next patient on the list is contacted and the process continues until the organ is placed. What’s involved with becoming a living organ donor?
Does organ transplantation improve patient survival?
Introduction Organ transplantation improves patient survival and quality of life and has a major beneficial impact on public health and the socio-economic burden of organ failure.