When a transplant hospital adds an individual to the waiting list, it is placed in a pool of names. When any deceased organ donor becomes available, all the patients in the pool are compared to that donor. Factors such as medical urgency, time spent on the waiting list, organ size, blood type and genetic makeup [...]
There is a huge disparity between demand and supply for transplant. There are more numbers of patients requiring different organs as compared to a number of organs available for transplantation. That is why there is an urgent need to create awareness about organ donation. As more persons decide to take the pledge and donate organs, [...]
Once you are added to the national organ transplant waiting list, you may receive an organ on the same day, or you may have to wait many years. Factors affecting are how well you match with the donor, how sick you are, and how many donors are available in your local area compared to the [...]
Every patient who has developed end stage organ failure may not be fit for organ transplant. Basic principle is that patient must be screened on medical grounds (based on medical history, current condition of health, and other factors) for the development of end stage organ failure. Your treating doctor will decide whether you are medically [...]
The patient can register for inclusion in the waiting list through a registered transplant hospital. The treating physician of the hospital shall make an evaluation (based on medical history, the current condition of health, and other factors) and decide if the patient needs a transplant and meets the criteria to be listed. Like for kidney [...]
Yes, the patient should be fit for transplant and age is one of the criteria for assessing the fitness of patient for transplant.
Till a few years back, transplant cost both for the donor as well as the recipient was not covered by most of the insurance companies. Now a day many insurance companies are covering cost related to transplant. It will be better to be sure when you are going for insurance.
The transplant coordinator has to counsel the grieved family, make them comfortable and approach the subject of eye donation and later on solid organ donation. If the family gives consent for organ retrieval, then the coordinator has to inform the Nodal Officer and coordinate with the ICU staff to maintain the patient on a ventilator [...]
Transplant Coordinator means a person appointed by the hospital for coordinating all matters relating to removal or transplantation of Human Organs or Tissues or both and for assisting the authority for removal of human organs. Though their work is more related to deceased organ donation, they are responsible for living organ donation also. The current [...]