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¿Qué órganos se pueden donar?

what organs can be donated

Organ donation and transplantation is one of the most significant modern medical advances, saving thousands of lives annually in this country. 

Los donantes y sus familias aseguran legados duraderos al dar nueva vida a quienes lo necesitan desesperadamente. 

Pero no hay suficientes donantes y órganos para satisfacer la necesidad: Más de 100.000 pacientes están esperando en los Estados Unidos por un trasplante. Diecisiete personas mueren cada día esperando. Si está considerando donar sus órganos, comuníquese con Gift of Life Michigan con preguntas y ayuda para unirse al Registro de Donantes de Órganos de Michigan. 

Regalo de vida es una organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja en todo el estado para ayudar a cumplir las decisiones de los generosos donantes y sus familias. Somos compasivos, profesionales y estamos decididos a salvar y transformar tantas vidas como sea posible a través de la donación de órganos y tejidos. Siga leyendo para obtener más información sobre la donación de órganos en Michigan, quién puede donar, qué órganos se pueden donar y cómo convertirse en donante de órganos.

Comprender la donación de órganos en Michigan

Donación de Organos implica transferir un órgano de un donante a alguien cuyos órganos han fallado. Donación de Organos is essential as it helps transform people’s lives through transplantation, research, therapy, and education. A single person can donate organs that can save the lives of up to eight people and, through tissue donation, heal up to 75 more lives, with a potential of 125 total lives. Most organs and tissue come from people who have died, but you also can donar un riñón, a lobe of your lung, and part of your liver in a process known as living organ donation. 

The list of organs and tissues you can donate grows in Michigan. Some organs you can donate after death include two kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, pancreas, and intestines. You also can donate: 

  • Córneas

You can offer the gift of sight to someone else. The cornea is the clear contact-lens-like part of the eye outside the pupil and the iris. It can be damaged due to injuries, congenital disabilities, or eye disease.

  • Pañuelo de papel

Tissue donation can help heal traumatic wounds, restore mobility, and ease pain for patients suffering from various injuries and illnesses.  Some tissues that can be donated include tendons, veins, bones, ligaments, skin, middle ear, cartilage, heart valves, and corneas. The skin used to heal severe burns is considered lifesaving. Heart valves also save lives. 

  • Manos y cara

Hand and face transplantation, while rare, is an opportunity for some donors and their families to restore independence and the ability to live life after traumatic injuries and severe illnesses that result in amputation. This type of donation requires special authorization from the potential donor’s family. Michigan has had one hand donor. Shayna Sturtevant, 21, from Norton Shores, donó sus manos a otra persona en 2016 después de que ella muriera de un absceso cerebral derivado de una infección de oído. 

Un factor en la donación de manos y rostros consiste en hacer coincidir el tamaño de la mano y el tono de piel del posible receptor. 

¿Cómo convertirse en donante de órganos en Michigan?

Registrarse para la donación de órganos en Michigan es fácil. Usted se convierte en donante registrándose en el Registro de donantes de órganos de Michigan mediante Regalo de vida, visiting a local Secretary of State Branch Office, or registering en línea en su sitio web.

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Credito de imagen: Orawan Pattarawimonchai/Shutterstock

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