Life After Donation

Legally we consider organ donor and/or tissues to be all those deceased, who in life have not stated their opposition to the removal of organs and tissues after their death, and with the consent of close relatives.

Organs that can be procured are:

  • Kidney

  • Intestine

  • Liver

  • Heart

  • Lungs

  • Pancreas

For to heart tissue can be donated as :

  • Corneas

  • Skin

  • Bones

  • Osteotendinous Segments

  • Heart Valves

  • Vascular Segments

In order to undergo a greater number of transplants, it is necessary that donors who have died exist, either through:

Respiratory or cardiac arrest

Which it is the most common type of death. They can donate tissues such as corneas, skin and bone.

Brain death

Deceased is considered a donor if between the ages of 2 months to 90 years. The donation will depend on the evaluation of doctors regarding healthy tissues or organs. In case of minors, they may donate musculoskeletal and corneal tissues, as authorized by the deceased child's parents .

To determine this type of death doctors conduct various studies, over a determined time lapse according to the provisions of the General Health Law.

They can donate both organs and tissues, two corneas, two kidneys, two lungs, heart, pancreas, liver, skin and bones, which can add up to save more than eight lives.