Organ Donation Britta, Becky, Alex, Anne, Tuyen , Erin, & Angelica Basic Donation List Info United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) 11 regions in US, each have many OPOs, therefore there are many waiting lists for same organ throughout the country
Britta, Becky, Alex, Anne, Tuyen, Erin, & Angelica
Heart, lung(s), pancreas, intestines, bone, cornea, heart valves, stomach, and Liver.
1.) Cadaveric Donor Organ Transplantation Dependant on many factors:
~ blood and tissue compatibility between donor and recipient, based on organ size and on ABO blood type
~ effective immunosuppression (explained later)
~ limited ischemia time; Both warm and cold.
- Usually genetically related (most commonly siblings) yields good results because of good tissue compatibility between donor and recipient.
Liver disease refers to any disorder of the liver
-Congenital Birth Defects
-ex. Biliaryatresia in the #1 need for liver transplants in children
-Viral or Bacterial Infections
-ex: Hepatitis, bacterial peritonitis, complication of liver infection
-Trauma or Injury
-Fatty Liver Disease
~Patients such as smokers with chronic lung disease; individuals with multiple behavioral risk factors (inattention to blood pressure, cholesterol, diet and exercise) who develop coronary artery disease
~Alcoholism is a not a moral failing but is consider a disease.
~Public reject organ donation to alcohol-related disease because they feel that excessive drinking is wrong- doing. However, the public does not consider other factors that contribute to the disease.
~There is absolutely no agreement about what constitutes moral virtues and vice and what rewards or penalties they deserve.
Just as all other diseases alcoholism:
• Has Hereditary, Environmental, and Lifestyle factors
• Has psychological and physical symptoms
• Can be treated as other chronic diseases
Alcoholics Should Not be considered Equally:
Edema of the legs, bruising and jaundice
Many are no cost to the client
114,000 AA groups in the world alone