- the gift of life
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- an infection in the blood known as
- tested positive or are at risk for
- to repair bone defects
- to reconstruct hip and knee joints
- to treat
- to fuse or correct
scoliosis, a curvature of the back
- to replace bone loss from trauma
- to salvage limbs following tumor surgery
- for plastic surgery
- for dental surgery
- Tissue donation involves no disfigurement to the donor. An open casket at the funeral is still possible.
- As many as 20 people can benefit from one donation.
- There is no cost to the donor family for tissue donation.
- All major religions support tissue donation.
- A person who has signed a donor card will receive the same medical care as someone who has not. Some people worry that if the hospital knows that a person is a potential organ donor, the healthcare professionals will be less aggressive with life-saving interventions. This is not true.
- Information about the donor is released to the recipients only if the donor family allows it.
"Organ and Tissue Donation Initiative" [hyperLink url="http://organ donor/gov/faq.html" linkTitle="organ donor/gov/faq.html"]organ donor/gov/faq.html[/hyperLink]
"Organ Donation: Get the Facts" [hyperLink url="http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2784/" linkTitle="www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2784"]www.geocities.com/HotSprings/2784[/hyperLink]
"American Red Cross: Tissue Services", [hyperLink url="http://www.redcross.org/tissue/" linkTitle="www.redcross.org/tissue"]www.redcross.org/tissue[/hyperLink]
New England Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank Pamphlet
New England Organ Bank, INC. Pamphlet
The Merck Manual of Medical Information, Home edition, 1997