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Sarah BairdENG-106February 11, 2018 Professor DolataOrgan Donation FailsAlmost anyone can become an organ donor, the conditions that stop someone to become an organ donor is when they have HIV, active cancer, and a systemic infection. Since these conditions can damage the organs and transfer over to the receiver. Organ transplantation is one of the best achievements of medical science which started in 1954 for kidney transplant (Satel, 2007). According to the Information about Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation this first successful kidney transplant came from a living donor, this donor happens to be his identical twin. From the very beginning there has never been enough organs to reach the demand that is on the waitinglist. The transferable organs from a living donor is a kidney, a lung, or a part of the pancreas, liver, or intestine, to where a deceased organ donor can donate two kidneys, two lungs, liver, heart, pancreas, intestines, hands, and faces (Information about Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation). Since dialysis can keep patients alive that has renal failure, the shortage of kidneys isthe one organ that gets the least percentage of what needs to be replaced (Satel, 2007). There areover three-quarters of national organ waiting list holds a person waiting for a kidney. An approximately 10,000 deceased organ donors (patients that have been declared brain dead) that became available in a year in which 85,000 patients from the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant. When a kidney comes from a living donor they have a higher survival rate and living donors can close the missing gap for needed donors, but 80% of potential donors that 1
get evaluated fail to donate (Moore el at., 2012). There are different reasons organ donations fails between not having enough organs available, to after the organ is transplanted to have the body to reject the organ or they could develop an infection.Currently there are 116,000 of men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list as of August 2017. As of July 2017, nearly 2 out of 3 people on the list is over 50 years old, and nearly 2,000 children under the age of 18. Also, out of the 116,000, 58% (70,000)

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Term
Fall
Professor
kevinboyd
Tags
Transplant Rejection, Kidney transplant, Organ Donation and Transplantation

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