When and How the organ donation happen ?
Following a family’s agreement to donation, the donor co-ordinator for Organ. The donor coordinator obtains the medical information about the patient who is donating, liaises with the transplant teams and organizes the organ retrieval operation. The family may spend time with their loved one, if they wish, following the donation. Organ and tissue donation will not interfere with the funeral arrangements, including an open coffin, or having their loved one at home.
The length of time donated organs and tissues can be kept outside the body, before transplantation is to occur, vary:
- Heart: 4-6 hours
- Liver: 12-24 hours
- Kidney: 48-72 hours
- Heart-Lung: 4-6 hours
- Lung: 4-6 hour
Common transplantations include: kidneys, heart, liver, pancreas, intestines, lungs, bones, bone marrow, skin, and corneas.