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Organ donation-Health care service 1 Running Head: ORGAN DONATIONS Organ Donations Christopher Wall ECO/HC561 Dr. Tony Bennett University of Phoenix November 23, 2009
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Organ donation-Health care service 2 Organ donation Organ donation is defined as the act of giving one's organs or tissue to anther person. Some states ask people if they want to put their approval for organ donation on their driver's license, and some have an official way of registering people for it. There are two types of organ donors, living and deceased. A living donor is a person who can donate a kidney, part of a lung, part of a liver, tissue or bone marrow while they are still alive. There is no age limit to becoming a potential donor; both babies and senior citizens have become donors. For example, if an infant dies from something as shaken baby syndrome then they are considered to be an organ donor for at least one of the 2,300 children waiting for a transplant (National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome). The Organ Procurement Organization is a federally operated nonprofit organization that identifies potential donors, obtains consent, and oversees the transplant from beginning to end. Over 89,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for an organ transplant; nearly 4,000 new
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