Organ donation

Organ donation in Mexico is a new topic, it is in the process of cultural acceptance and ALE Association is one of the institutions supporting this project for community service. In the process of donating organs and tissues there are several aspects: medical, social, psychological, legal and others. All these disciplines combine to reach a single purpose: to save a life.

On the other hand, doctors, nurses, paramedics, psychologists and social workers work to create a culture of donation and thus boost the number of transplants completed in the country. The donation of organs and tissues has the purpose of giving something of yourself to someone else, and the only possible is through the approval of those who are willing to donate to those who patiently wait for the opportunity.

Transplants of organs, tissues and cells, is presented as a valuable tool for patients with chronic degenerative diseases, whose consequence will end up being organ failure. In most cases, a transplant is the only option to correct the fault and, of course, preserve life .

The one who makes the decision to donate organs and / or tissues after life and, only in special circumstances, donate life itself. The information on this topic is essential for those who decide to make this decision, in addition to proper advice and having talked with their family.

The decision to donate is only the donors choice, in the same way it may revoke its decision and choose not to. But it has to immediately inform all those who need to know about the decision, wither way, like the family, for they shall be their spokesmen .

What Can We Donate

Through cardiac death, we can donate

  • Corneas

  • Skin

  • Bones

  • Ligaments

  • Tendons

  • Heart Valves

  • Blood Vessels

Through brain death we can donate:

  • Kidneys

  • Intestine

  • Tendons

  • Liver

  • Corneas

  • Heart

  • Skin

  • Blood Vessels

  • Lungs

  • Ligaments

  • Pancreas

  • Bones

In life you can Donate:

  • Regenerative Tissue

  • Blood

  • Bone Marrow

  • Hueso

  • Dura mater

  • Placenta

  • Kidney

  • Lung Lobe

  • Segment Hepático

However, the law states that "obtaining organs and tissues for transplants are preferably made of subjects in which there is a demonstrated loss of life" (Art. 331 L.G.S. ) .

Who can be a donor?

In Life

In life: People between 18 and 60 years, although there have been donors over 60 years who were found in good health and were accepted, in this case they must have a blood relationship, marriage or civil.

After Life

After life: deceased donor aged 2 months, people up to 90 years of age are considered. The donation will depend on the evaluation of doctors if there is healthy tissue or organs. In the case of minors, they may donate musculoskeletal and corneal tissues, as authorized by the child's parents.