As per the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994, sequence of allocation of organs shall be in the following order: State List-Regional list-National List-Person of Indian Origin-Foreigner
Many medical factors need to match to ensure a successful organ transplant. Blood group is one of the major factors taken into account. Organ size of the donor & recipient is also considered. For kidneys another important factor is tissue matching which is more complex than blood grouping matching and also takes more time. The [...]
The organs would be distributed locally within the State first, and if no match is found, they are then offered regionally, and then nationally, until a recipient is found. Every attempt would be made to utilize donor organs.
As per protocol, patients who require cadaver organs are put in the waiting list. But in India, number of patients requiring organs are more as compared to number of organs available. There are two types of waiting list; one is urgent waiting list and another one is regular waiting list. Urgent listing of patients for [...]
No, in Cadaver Organ Donation Programme confidentiality is always maintained, unlike in the case of living donors who usually already know each other. If the family wishes, they will be given some brief details such as the age and sex of the person or persons who have benefited from the donation. Patients who receive organs [...]
No, getting a call for transplant does not mean that you will definitely receive an organ. The transplant team will examine your immediate fitness for transplant. There is a possibility that the tests are done just before possible transplant may not be normal to make you fit for transplant. Further, more than one patient is [...]
Yes, it may be better to be mentally prepared and have some funds for an urgent organ transplant. Cadaver transplant is mostly on an urgent basis. That is why it is better that your investigations for cadaver transplant are updated all the time so that whenever you receive a call, you can get the organ. [...]
Yes, you may know your status in the waiting list as this is a quite transparent system. But this will not help you significantly as getting an organ depends on many other factors other than just waiting list number.
This query can only be answered by the treating doctor depending upon medical condition and stage of damage of the organ. For example in a case of kidney failure, dialysis is an alternative treatment and for kidney failure patient transplant is usually not an emergency. Also, for a heart failure patient, some patients can be [...]
There is no time line on how long one will have to wait for an organ that the individual requires. This depends on his/her medical situation and how frequently organs are becoming available in a city or state.