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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




I national donor network
I. National donor network – Medicaid

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) Medicaid

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 Medicaid

a. Evaluate potential donors

b. Discuss donation with family members

c. Arrange for surgical removal of donated organs


5 opo s
5. OPO’s Medicaid

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


Transplant networks
Transplant Networks Medicaid

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)



A. Ethics of presumed consent Medicaid

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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