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Organ Donation. Biomedical Technology Unit G. Basic facts related to organ transplants. A.No age limits – under 18 requires parent or guardian consent B.To donate, indicate on driver’s license and carry donor card C.Assure family members know desire to be a donor

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Organ donation

Organ Donation

Biomedical Technology Unit G


Basic facts related to organ transplants

Basic facts related to organ transplants

  • A.No age limits – under 18 requires parent or guardian consent

  • B.To donate, indicate on driver’s license and carry donor card

  • C.Assure family members know desire to be a donor

  • D.Organs: heart, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, liver, and intestines


E tissues

E.Tissues:

  • cornea,

  • skin,

  • bone marrow,

  • heart valves, and

  • connective tissue


Organ donation

  • F.Donation does not disfigure body or interfere with funeral


Organ donation

  • G. All costs paid by recipient (insurance), Medicare, or Medicaid

  • H.Selling organs is illegal


I national donor network

I. National donor network –

patients on list matched by criteria

  • 1.Blood and tissue typing

  • 2.Medical urgency

  • 3.Time on the waiting list

  • 4.Geographical location


J organ procurement organizations opos

J Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs)

1. coordinate activities relating to organ procurement in designated service areas.

2. Areas may cover complete states or portion of states.

3.Currently there are 59 OPOs operating throughout the US and Puerto Rico.


4 organ procurement organizations

4. Organ procurement organizations

a. Evaluate potential donors

b. Discuss donation with family members

c. Arrange for surgical removal of donated organs


5 opo s

5. OPO’s

are also responsible for preserving organs and arranging for their distribution according to national organ sharing policies.


Transplant networks

Transplant Networks

There are 3 Organ Transplant Networks:

  • National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)

  • The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN)

  • The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)


Bioethical issues associated with organ transplants

Bioethical issues associated with organ transplants.


Organ donation

A.Ethics of presumed consent

B.Organ donations from prisoners and convicted criminals

C. Financial incentives for organ donation

D.Assessment for transplant candidacy

E.Preferred status for organ donors


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