Donación en Vida

Donador vivo es aquel que decide donar un órgano par o un segmento de un órgano único y que no pone en riesgo su vida. Sólo en caso que el donante vivo sea relacionado por parentesco directo, ya sea por consanguinidad, afinidad o civil, se puede donar un riñón (porque se puede vivir con un solo riñón y tenemos dos) y un segmento de hígado (porque es regenerable).

En el trasplante de médula ósea, que es un tejido renovable, el donante vivo puede no tener relación de parentesco con el receptor.

Así puede donar los tejidos:

The organs and tissues may be procured:

This is only allowed only when a consanguineous marriage or civil affinity is shared.

Those responsible for the procurement of organs from such donors should inform, in advance, the risks and benefits of this procedure through a comprehensive assessment of the likely donor, where they ensure that the donation will not cause any damage and its biopsychosocial welfare. The consent of a living donor must be under a free, informed and legally adequate reflection.

In Mexico 85% of transplants are performed from a related live donor, i.e. meaning and increase in the total number of donors, which helps treatments such as kidney transplants.

However, by limiting living donation it is very important to encourage cadaveric donation.

Requirements to donate life

  • To be of age and be in full possession of one’s own mental faculties, to be healthy and to be compatible with the person who will receive the organ .

  • Consult a different doctor who will perform the transplant , for information about the risks of donation.

  • To be sure that the donor’s body can compensate the donor organ or part of the body that will be removed.

  • Give written consent and be related by consanguinity, affinity or civil ties with the receiver