A person legally in possession of the deceased person can sign the consent form. This is usually done by a parent, spouse, son/daughter or brother/sister. By signing a consent form the family says that they do not have any objection to the removal of organs from the body of their loved one. It is a [...]
Your vital organs will be transplanted into those individuals who need them most urgently. Gifts of life (Organs) are matched to recipients on the basis of medical suitability, the urgency of transplant, duration on the waiting list and geographical location. NOTTO and its state units (ROTTO & SOTTO) will work round the clock, every day [...]
Healthy organs should be transplanted as soon as possible. Different organs can be transplanted within different time frame as mentioned below: Heart:- 4-6 Hours. Intestine:- 4-10 Hours. Liver:- 15-15 Hours. Pancreas:- 12-24 Hours. Kidneys:- 24-48 Hours.
Confirmatory tests for brain death have to be done twice within an interval of six hours between the tests. Once consent for organ donation has been obtained, coordinating the process of organ retrieval takes time. Organ retrieval from deceased donors involves many hospitals , and transplant teams should ensure that the donated organs match as [...]
If the family is willing to donate organs of the potential donor, how can they proceed for more information in terms of brain-stem dead?Govind M2019-03-01T09:08:59+00:00
The family can approach the counselor of the hospital, the transplant coordinator or the doctors and nursing staff of the ICU.
The doctor (Intensivist/ neurologist/neurosurgeon) who is treating the patient will explain to the family about brain-stem death.
As per THOA Board of Medical Experts Consist of following will certify Brain-stem Death: 1. Doctor in charge of the hospital (medical superintendent) 2. Doctor nominated from a panel of Doctors appointed by the Appropriate Authority 3. Neurologist/neurosurgeon/intensivist nominated from a panel appointed by the Appropriate Authority. 4. Doctor treating the patient. The panel of [...]
Brain stem death is cessation of function of the brain stem due to irreversible damage. It is an irreversible condition and the person has died. It is also called Brain Death in India. A brain stem dead person cannot breathe on his own; however the heart has an inbuilt mechanism for pumping as long as [...]
If different organs and tissues are in medically fit conditions, following organs and tissues can be donated: Organs:- Two kidneys, Liver, Heart, Two lungs, Intestine, Pancreas. Tissues:- Two corneas, Skin, Heart valves, Cartilage / Ligaments, Bones /Tendons, Vessels