Frequently asked questions
The most important thing is for the doctor who diagnosed them as a transplant candidate, to enroll them in the waiting list of the medical institution where he/she is cared for, which will then be integrated with the National Waiting List National Transplant Registry .
No. In the process of organ procurement, surgery meets all requirements of surgery of the highest complexity and risk. The specialist makes little visible incisions, leaving the body properly sutured, which is treated with dignity as established by the General Health Law in Title XIV, Chapter V, Article 346.
Most religions have spoken out in favor of organ donation and organ transplantation. More information here.
Procurement and transplantation generate variable costs depending on the type of organ or tissue in question and the institution in which the procedures are performed. If you need specific information about the costs, it is advisable to consult the attending physician.
The team consists of: a hospital coordinator, who is also responsible for the hospital transplant units, surgeons, intensivists, neurologists, nurses and social workers
Once donor exists, the identification of potential recipients for every organ and tissue, which depend on the organ, the severity of the receptor, blood and immunological compatibility and body measurements, begins. If recipients present similar conditions they are assigned for the time being on the waiting list.
Locally, the hospital where the patient is treated. Statewide, Transplant State Councils (COETRAS) and nationally the National Transplant Center (CENATRA). It is important to know that anyone who does not respect this organization medium shall be punished, according to the criteria established by the General Health Law.
The doctor who diagnosed the transplant, is responsible for enrolling the patients on the waiting list of the medical institution where performs, which will then be integrated to the National Waiting List National Transplant Registry .
It is an electronic record listing patients requiring an organ or tissue transplant. This database holds all the names and data necessary to identify, once an organ or tissue becomes available, the most appropriate receiver.
Only if the living donor is related by direct kinship, whether by blood, marriage or through civil ties, you can donate a kidney (because you can live with one kidney and we have two) and a segment of the liver (because it is re- buildable). In bone marrow transplantation, which is a renewable tissue, the living donor may have no relationship to the recipient.
Of course not! – The greatest efforts to save your life before you are even considered for organ donation, is always performed.
The intent and decision to be a donor is indicated on your driver’s license. Always carry a donor credential.
Most importantly, try to communicate your decision to your family.
No. There are no age limits for those who can and want to donate. The decisive factor in determining whether a person can be a donor is their health condition, not their age. Both newborns and older adults have been organ donors. People under 18 must have permission from their parents or guardians.
Everyone can indicate their intention to donate (people under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent or guardian). Medical feasibility for donation is determined at the time of death.
Organs: heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, lungs and intestines .
Tissues: bone marrow, corneas, skin, bone, heart valves, cartilage, tendons, and blood vessels.
It is a surgical procedure that allows the replacement of a diseased organ with a healthy one, returning life or substantially transforming the quality of life of transplant patients .