How many lives can one organ donor save? One deceased organ donor can save up to eight lives! Two people can be freed from dialysis treatments with the donation of two kidneys. A donated liver can be split so that two people receive the gift.
How many lives can one donor save and/or heal?
Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives, and one tissue donor can benefit as many as 75 others. Every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national transplant waiting list. 83% of patients waiting for a life-saving transplant are waiting for a kidney.
How many organs can you donate?
One organ donor can save up to eight lives. One eye and tissue donor can save or improve the lives of up to 50 people. This means an organ, eye and tissue donor can potentially impact the lives of 58 people! Organs that can be donated for transplantation include kidneys, heart, lungs, liver, small bowel and pancreas.
Can I donate my heart if I’m still alive?
You cannot donate a heart while still alive. The donor needs it. Only a kidney or lung, or part of the liver can be a “living” donation, done while the donor is still alive. All others are after death.
What organs Cannot be donated?
Certain conditions, such as having HIV, actively spreading cancer, or severe infection would exclude organ donation. Having a serious condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, kidney disease, or heart disease can prevent you from donating as a living donor.
Can you donate skin while alive?
Kidney and liver transplants are the most common types of living-donor organ procedures, but living people may also donate tissues for transplantation, such as skin, bone marrow and blood-forming cells (stem cells) that have been damaged or destroyed by disease, drugs or radiation.
What is the hardest organ to transplant?
Of all the organs transplanted the lungs are the most difficult.
Which organ has the longest waiting list?
Patients over 50 years of age experienced the longest median waiting times of patients registered on the kidney, kidney-pancreas, pancreas and heart waiting lists.