The number of organ donors in Germany has risen year-on-year to 955 donors, after 2017, in selected donors for the year with the lowest number of Organ. But even if the Numbers are pleasing, are, in contrast, still of 9,500 people waiting for a transplant.
The Problem: "Because to few people during his lifetime with the topic of organ donation to be dealt with, often have to take on members of the decision, whether donated or not, for you," says the Foundation's health knowledge. Therefore, only less than half of the people whose bodies will be released to donation, during the lifetime of the decision. The result is that the members need to decide – at least as long as in Germany, the decision solution is considered.But I really know always, whether the me related parties wants to keep his organs even beyond death or not? Not to put his Left in this Situation, everyone should clearly be in favour or against to decide, as long as he is still alive. We summarize how to do this...
I want to donate my organs, what should I do?
In Germany everybody has to declare his willingness to organ donation specifically, and confirm it with his signature. This can be documented by an informal Letter or within the patient's available. A simple possibility of the organ donation card in the wallet with also offers. In the emergency Doctors to know about it immediately.
How to get an organ donor card?
The organ donor card can be downloaded simply in the Internet and print it out. Alternatively, you can also order free of charge a plastic card or in pharmacies or doctor's offices that request it.
How old do I have to be at least?
There is no age limit down. Up to the 14. Years of age to decide for the guardian about it. 14 allowed to speak to a removal of organs to resist, from the age of 16. The age of should you agree to a transplant and a donor card to carry with you.
Who is allowed to donate?
the Chronically Ill, e.g., diabetics must not only donations, restricted, excluded it. The doctors decide after the brain death in. Cancer, HIV, nerve disorders, or untreatable infections from organ donation. However, there are exceptions: If the donor and the recipient, for example, Hepatitis, the donor liver is healthy, is a transplant possible.
Is there an age limit to the top?
In the case of older donors, there is due to the restrictions. Skin, for example, may only be up to the age of 75 years, donated. Otherwise, the cases the condition of the bodies in the case. The so-called Eurotransplant Senior Program (ESP) regulates the donation of organs from older people themselves.
And if the will of a potential donor is unknown?
in the absence of consent to organ donation, to decide the relatives like parents, spouse or children of full age. Here, the alleged will of the deceased shall apply.
answers to important questions regarding organ donation provides the Foundation for health knowledge
This article was written by Sandra Leinfelder
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