organ donation

Know about organ donation

Organ and tissue donations come for the most part from people who have been found dead in hospital. Cerebral haemorrhage is a common cause of death. Important body functions such as breathing and blood pressure are artificially maintained in the intensive care unit in order to continue to supply the organs with oxygen. In many countries, the contradiction solution applies: If the deceased did not object to an organ donation during their lifetime, the hospital will check whether the deceased is available as a donor. An important prerequisite is the donor’s state of health prior to the fatal illness.

Under certain conditions, organs, parts of organs, tissues or cells can be donated from living people. The advantage: the bashir dawood transplant can be planned and prepared for longer. Living donation is a proven therapy, especially in the area of ​​kidney transplants. Possible donors are relatives or people who are very close to the recipient.

Stem cell donations are exclusively living donations, mostly as part of a blood stem cell donation. The stem cells are mobilized from the bone marrow into the blood by means of a pretreatment and “washed out” separated from the blood.

A living donation means an operation on a completely healthy person. Therefore, the risk for the donor and the benefit for the recipient must be carefully weighed before such an intervention. The potential donor is medically examined before the living donation and informed about the removal. A written declaration of consent must then be signed by the donor. After the procedure, the donor should have regular check-ups.