Note on Organ Transplantation and Types of Donor

Perspective - Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (2022)

Note on Organ Transplantation and Types of Donor

Hassen Kifle*
Department of Surgery, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author:

Hassen Kifle, Department of Surgery, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia, Email:

Received: 01-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. EJMACES-22-57681; Editor assigned: 03-Feb-2022, Pre QC No. EJMACES-22-57681; Reviewed: 17-Feb-2022, QC No. EJMACES-22-57681; Revised: 22-Feb-2022, Manuscript No. EJMACES-22-57681; Published: 01-Mar-2022


Organ transplantation is a medical technique that involves removing an organ from one body and transplanting it into the body of another to replace a damaged or missing organ. Organs may be moved from a donor site to another location, or the donor and recipient may be at the same location. Autografts are organs and/or tissues that are transplanted within the same person’s body. Allografts are transplants conducted lately between two individuals of the same species. Allografts can come from either a living or a deceased donor.

Organs that have been successfully transplanted include, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestine, thymus and uterus. Tissues include bones, tendons (both referred to as musculoskeletal grafts), cornea, skin, heart valves, nerves and veins. Tissue can be recovered from donors who have died of circulatory death or brain death up to 24 hours after their heart has stopped beating. Most tissues (excluding corneas) may be kept and stored for up to five years, allowing them to be “banked,” unlike organs. Transplantation poses a number of bioethical concerns, including the concept of death, when and how consent for an organ transplant should be provided, and remuneration for the transplant. Other ethical concerns include transplantation tourism (medical tourism) and the socioeconomic setting in which organ procurement or transplantation might take place. Organ trafficking is a particular issue. There’s also the ethical issue of not giving them false hope.

One of the most difficult and intricate areas of modern medicine is transplantation medicine. The challenges of transplant rejection, in which the body has an immunological response to the transplanted organ, which can lead to transplant failure and the necessity to remove the organ from the recipient right away, are some of the major areas for medical management. Transplant rejection can be decreased when possible by using serotyping to establish the best donor-recipient match and using immunosuppressive medicines.

Types of donor

Organ donors can be alive or have passed away due to brain or circulatory death. The majority of deceased donors have been declared brain dead. The term “brain dead” refers to the loss of brain function, which usually occurs after a traumatic or pathological brain damage, or when blood circulation to the brain is cut off (drowning, suffocation, etc.). Artificial sources are used to keep breathing going, which keeps the heartbeat going. The person can be considered for organ donation if brain death has been declared. The definition of brain death varies. Because brain death accounts for less than 3% of all deaths in the United States, the vast majority of deaths are ineligible for organ donation, resulting in significant shortages.

Organ donation is conceivable after cardiovascular demise in certain circumstances, essentially when the individual is seriously cerebrum harmed and not normal to make do without fake breathing and mechanical help. Autonomous of any choice to give, an individual’s closest relative might choose to end fake help. Assuming the individual is relied upon to lapse inside a brief timeframe after help is removed; game plans can be made to pull out that help in a working space to permit speedy recuperation of the organs after circulatory passing has happened.

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