Donation Life

A living donor is one who decides to donate a pair organ or a segment of a single body which is not life-threatening to them. Only if the living donor is related by direct kinship, whether by blood, marriage or civil, is kidney donation a possibiltiy (because you can live with one kidney and we have two) and a segment of the liver (because it is regenerable) .

When it comes to bone marrow transplantation, which is a renewable tissue, the living donor may have no relationship to the recipient.

Organs and tissues that can be procured:

The organs and tissues may be procured:

  • Kidney

  • Segment liver

  • Blood

  • Bone marrow

  • Umbilical cord blood

  • Mother Cells

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