What is the importance of organ donation?
Organ donation is a noble humanitarian act that may contribute to saving the lives of millions of people who suffer from incurable diseases for which there are no effective medicines for recovery. When these diseases affect some vital organs in the body such as the heart, lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, life becomes impossible and thus death directly. Each of us is subject to this. Thus, the process of organ donation contributes to saving the lives of patients and embodies the principle of solidarity, solidarity and compassion within the community.
Organ donors may be living or brain dead
May I donate an organ or tissue during my lifetime?
You may donate an organ or tissue during your lifetime to someone who needs it. For example, a kidney or bone marrow. This is also called living donation. There are strict conditions for Tissue donation and Organ donation.
Suitable organs and tissues for donation
Living donation involves the transplantation of organs and tissues from a living donor. The following organs and tissues are eligible for this:
- Part of the liver
- part of the lungs
- bone marrow.
Conditions for living donation ( Tissue and organ donation)
Living donation is becoming more common, in part because the waiting lists for donor organs are long. Strict conditions apply to living donation:
- Donating an organ must not cause permanent damage to the health of the donor. This rule may be deviated from in very exceptional cases. For example, if the recipient is in danger of death and has no alternatives.
- Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 may only donate organs and tissues that will grow again. These include stem cells (bone marrow) or part of the liver.
- The donor may not earn money from the donation.
- The donor must not have been put under pressure.