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Useful Information About Organ Donor and Transplant That Everyone Should Know

December 5, 2017

Organ Donation and Transplantation

In organ donation, organ or tissue is surgically removed from the body of one person i.e. the organ donor and place it into another person i.e. the recipient. As the recipient’s organ fails to function or is damaged by a disease or injury, transplantation becomes necessary. It is possible that the donor and the recipient are at the location or else organ can be transported from donor’s location to another site.

Today, organ transplantation is one of the greatest advances in medical sector. Organs or tissues that are transplanted within the same person’s body are called Autografts and transplant between two persons is called Allografts. Sadly, need for organ donor in the world is much more than the number of people who actually donate.

Organ Transplant India Health Help

Who can be an Organ Donor?

A potential organ donor can be a living person of any age, dead via circulatory death or brain dead. The Organ Procurement Agency determines medical suitability for donation. Tissues recovered from donors who die of circulatory death, as well as of brain death – up to 24 hours past the cessation of heartbeat can be stored and preserved for up to five years whereas, organs cannot be stored for long.

Who can be an Organ Donor

Organs and tissues that can be transplanted

Successfully transplanted organs include:

  • Heart
  • Kidneys
  • Intestine
  • Lungs
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Thymus

Tissues that can be transplanted are:

  • Tendons
  • Bones
  • Heart halves
  • Skin
  • Nerves
  • Corneas
  • Veins

Organs like brain cannot be transplanted and kidneys on the other hand are the most common transplanted organ worldwide.

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Organ Transplantation Success

India has a remarkable reputation for successful transplant outcomes, both in terms of the number of organs that are able to be transplanted from each donor and survival rates of the recipients receiving the organ.

Transplantation has enabled the recipients by dramatically improving their lives to be healthy, active members of the community. There are significant cost benefits of transplants in India when compared with the ongoing cost of treatment for people requiring transplants.

At India Health Help, we identify the worth of excellent health and well-being of our patients and hence our aim is to provide the best Organ Transplantation in India. India Health Help is a holistic medical tourism platform that offers to patients from around the world a chance to access some of best medical services in India at affordable prices.

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