What organs can I donate while alive?
As a living donor, you may be able to donate: one of your kidneys, one liver lobe, a lung or part of the lung, part of the pancreas, or part of the intestines.
Can I donate my organs when I am alive?
Living Organ Donation
As the name suggest, living organ donation takes place when a person is alive. An individual of 18 years or more can donate some of his/her organs even when he/she is alive. The living donor can donate his/her organs either to ‘near related people’ or ‘other than related’.
Can a brain be transplanted?
Theoretically, a person with advanced organ failure could be given a new and functional body while keeping their own personality, memories, and consciousness through such a procedure. No human brain transplant has ever been conducted.
Why you shouldn’t donate your body to science?
The biggest drawback of donating your body is that your family cannot have a service with the body present. You can have a memorial service without a viewing. In some cases, the funeral home will allow for immediate family to have a closed viewing, much like an identification viewing.
Can I donate my liver while alive?
Donating your liver is usually something that happens after you die, but it is also possible to give the gift of living liver donation. If you are fit and well, it may be considered possible to remove part (a lobe) of your liver for transplantation to someone else. Read more about becoming a living liver donor (pdf).
Can eyes be donated after death?
Eye donation is donating one’s eyes after his/her death. … Anyone can donate their eyes irrespective of age,sex and blood group. The cornea should be removed within an hour of death. Eyes of donated person can save the vision of two corneal blind people.
Which organ has the longest waiting list?
Patients over 50 years of age experienced the longest median waiting times of patients registered on the kidney, kidney-pancreas, pancreas and heart waiting lists.
What religion Cannot donate organs?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are often assumed to be opposed to donation because of their belief against blood transfusion. However, this merely means that all blood must be removed from the organs and tissues before being transplanted.