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
Biomedical Technology Unit G
patients on list matched by criteria
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.
a. Evaluate potential donors
b. Discuss donation with family members
c. Arrange for surgical removal of donated organs
are also responsible for preserving organs and arranging for their distribution according to national organ sharing policies.
There are 3 Organ Transplant Networks:
Bioethical issues associated with organ transplants.
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