About Organ Donation


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About Organ Donation

Organ Donation is the entire practice of retrieving a human organ from a living or deceased person, who is referred to as a Donor, and transplanting it into a recipient. The recipient will be a patient who is suffering from organ failure and who may not survive unless he/she receives an organ replacement.



Which Organs Can be Donated?

There are eight organs that can be donated and transplanted:

 Kidneys: Both kidneys can be donated by a deceased donor. On average, the lifespan of a transplanted kidney is around nine years, but it varies from individual to individual. A living donor can easily donate one kidney to someone and function well for the rest of his/her life.

Liver: The liver is the only organ in the human body that can grow cells and regenerate. A donated liver from someone who has died (a deceased donor) can further be split into two pieces and transplanted into two different people to save their lives. A living donor can have a portion of her/his liver removed to donate to someone, and the remaining portion will regenerate to almost its full previous size.

Heart: A heart is a muscular organ which pumps blood through the human body. After being retrieved from the donor, a heart can survive for 4-6 hours only.
Lungs: Single or double-lung transplants can be performed from deceased donors. Additionally, living donors can donate a single lobe from the lungs, though it will not regenerate.

Pancreas: A deceased donor pancreas can be transplanted into an ailing patient. A living donor can also donate a portion of the pancreas and still retain pancreas functionality.

Intestine: After death, a donor can donate their intestine.
In addition to organs, you can also donate tissues such as corneas, skin, bones, ligaments, heart valves etc.


Your Organs Can a SAVE a Life