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Patients suffering from ESRD can obtain organs from either a deceased or living organ donor. The mechanisms for obtaining these two types of organs are different.
For underprivileged, inner-city, minority recipients they do not have this option to attract or barter for a living organ donor. The poor, of those with limited finances are unable to compete in attracting a personal donor.
Following its lengthy yet informative introduction, Strange Harvest is "composed of four essays, each of which focuses on an unusual, and thus remarkable, set of social relationships between donor kin and organ recipients that arise specifically in response to the presence (or absence) of the cadaveric organ donor." (3) As distinguished from a living organ donor, a cadaveric organ donor is one whose act of donation follows a declaration of brain death (also known as brain stem failure) and withdrawal of life support.
Ethicists may be involved in meetings with the transplant service on an ongoing basis, or more importantly, may be needed for consultation if there are unresolved issues regarding the prospective living organ donor (Bosek & Sargeant, 2012; Steel et al., 2012).
Mrs Clarkson, who lives at Ordley in Hexhamshire, Northumberland, and is a regular blood donor, told how she had been reading on the internet about becoming a living organ donor. In October 2010, the humanist celebrant, who has performed weddings and funerals for 20 years, was asked to speak at a commemoration service for transplant patients and their families.
(191) See Friedman Ross, supra note 187, at 456-57 (setting forth the Organ Donation Consensus Group's four conditions, as well as the AAP's fifth added condition, in which a minor may participate as a living organ donor).
People who need an organ from a living donor or want to be a living organ donor can contact one of the country's more than 200 transplant centers (nine in Massachusetts, including UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester) or register with www.matchingdonors.com, a 6-year-old Canton-based nonprofit.
So it was a big shock when she announced that she had decided to become a living organ donor. She was 21 and a junior in college, studying nursing.
They are advocates for crossover donation whereby a living organ donor's intended organ beneficiary is given a preferential spot on the transplantation waiting list in exchange for the living donor's organ matched to a compatible recipient.
Finally, the voice of the living organ donor must be heard.
The American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation (AFDT) announced National Kidney Registry (NKR) has agreed to begin providing "Good Samaritan" living kidney donors with health insurance and post donation follow-up through the AFDT's Living Organ Donor Network (LODN).
Of importance in designing living organ donor programs is that 14 of the donors wished to have additional liver function tests as part of postoperative management.