Organ transplantation is a process of transplanting a functioning organ, obtained from cadaveric donor, instead of a non-functioning organ.
Cadaveric donor implies a person, for whom final diagnosis of brain death is verified and organs are donated by the family. It is essential to understand concept of brain dead in order to comprehend the concept “cadaveric donor”. Brain death is complete and irreversible loss of brain function. To make diagnosis of brain death, a group of specialized physicians make some examinations and assessments, and then, the brain death is confirmed. After brain death is diagnosed, family interview is made, and we consider cadaveric donor, if family donates organ(s) of the person.
According to current legislation, organs of any person, above 18 years of age, can be transplanted, if donation is verified by the donor or the family, in case of cadaveric donor. However, the situation is different in practice. We, organ transplantation coordinators, are trying to obtain consent of families or other first degree relatives, even if organ donation card is found for the deceased. After this consent is obtained, we are able to use people with brain death as cadaveric donors.
- Medical Park Organ Transplantation Center
- Phone: +90 212 227 11 00
- Tags Organ Transplantation, Transplantation, Cadaveric Donor