Organ transplantation is to remove a section tissue or complete or partial organ from its original position by surgically removing it, and placing it into another who is need of it. (www.unos.org).
b) Why does it occur?.
This operation occurs because, the person in need of the organ, their .
Organ has failed or been damaged and they are in dying need of one.
c) How many people are currently waiting on an organ transplant?.
Currently in the U.S. there are 81,334 people that are in need of an organ.
d) Which organs can be transplanted?.
There are many organs that can be transplanted which are the liver, .
Kidney, pancreas, pancreas/ kidney (can be transplanted at the same .
Time), heart, lung, heart/lung (can be transplanted at the same time), and the intestine. (www.unos.org).
a) What is unos and what is their role in the transplantation process?.
Unos is organization that performs the nation's only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). Unos was established by the U.S. Congress in 1984. Through the OPTN they: collect and manages all the information on every transplant occurring in the U.S. They also organize the organ matching and placement process. This non-profit organization also brings together the medical professional, transplant recipients, and donor families to develop organ transplantation policy. .
b) What factors are considered in organ matching and allocation?.