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Organ Transplants

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Alyssa Vaccaro

on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of Organ Transplants

Organ Transplants
Overview
Dilemma
Pros
Cons
-Confusion about why the donor's body is still on life support while the organs/tissues are being removed.

-Donor does not usually get to choose who the organs go to.

- Long waiting list.

Process of Recipient
Process of donation
Organs to donate
Legal issues
Legal aspects
Future of Donation
Statistics

Annie's story
Video
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HuKx2a5HkIM
The End
-An organ transplant is an operation in which an organ or tissue is taken from a donor and placed into the body of patient.
-This occurs when the patient's organ is damaged or absent and is put onto the national waiting list.
-Donors can be living but mainly, donated organs come from deceased donors.
-The demand for organs is extremely high yet there are only a slim amount of available donors signed up.
-A second chance at life for the organ donor recipient.

-It can help the family of the deceased donor overcome grief.

-It makes the potential donor feel good about themselves after signing up.
-New York City considering having special ambulance crew that could save organs from being lost when someone dies.

-Overall awareness of donating organs can help increase the number of donors and decrease the number of recipients.

-Numbers could either decrease or increase in future but that all depends on the donors.
By: Olivia Gilbert, Brady Green, and Alyssa Vaccaro
It can save peoples lives but people don't become donors because...
- Ethical beliefs.
- Believe its a corrupt system: choosing who gets available organs first depending on race, money, or fame.
- Believe that the bodies of the deceased won't be treated with care.
- Think that the person might be still alive before they begin taking the organs from the body.
- 120,898 people today are on the waiting to recieve an organ.
- 77,001 are active candidates for an organ today.
- 67, 808 of those people are of multicultural backgrounds.
- 1,851 are pediatrics patients.
- There were only 11,801 donors in 2013.
- A total of 18 people die each die while waiting for the organ(s).
- Just 1 donor can save up to 8 lives.
- More than 46,000 corneas were transplanted in 2012 as well as over 1 million tissue transplants.
There are many laws and regulations being created to make the donation process easier and cost less for the donor.
1968
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
1978
Amended the Social Security Act
1985
Amended the Social Security Act
1999
Organ Donor Leave Act
2004
Organ Donation and Recovery Improvement Act
Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act
2007
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal Act
2008
- Sign up in your states registry
for organ and tissue donors.
- Register to be on your drivers license.
- Talk to your family about your decision.
- Tell your doctor, faith leader, and people close to you.
- Add your wishes to your will.
-Cases when someone under 18 is willing to donate an organ but they cannot make that decision for themselves.
-Cases when someone dies without giving consent to donate their organs or not and there is no records for that person.
- Died on August 19, 2003 after suffering an arteriovenous malformation which caused massive bleeding to the left of her brain.
- Annie's organs saved 4 peoples lives.
- 1 being Mike Greiner whom her mother formed a lifetime bond with over the situation.
Organs:
-Heart
-Liver
-Kidneys
-Lungs
-Pancreas
-Intestines
Tissues:
-Corneas
-Skin
-Heart
valves
-Tendons
- All efforts have been made in order to save the persons life.
- The person is declared brain dead.
- Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) is notified.
- OPO checks the state donor registry or asks for that family for consent.
- Evaluation of the deceased.
- Search for recipients that match.
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