What can be donated?
Organ Donation can include:
A heart transplant can return a person to near normal life.
Single and double lung transplant along with heart-lung transplant is a second chance of life.
Children and adults need this life-saving transplant.
From each donor; two people can be free from dialysis.
Can dramatically improve or cure Diabetes.
Tissue Donation can include:
To restore or improve sight.
To replace defective or diseased valves.
For children with malabsorption or congenital defects.
Long Bones and Connective Tissue
Long bones for whole or partial replacement to repair skeletal defects caused by cancer, degenerative diseases, trauma or birth defects.
For knees, ankle and shoulder repair and stabilisation surgery.
Life-saving temporary skin replacement for severely burned patients; also used for trauma reconstruction.
Saphenous and Femoral Veins
To replace blocked arteries in heart bypass surgery; also used for limb saving reconstructive surgeries.
Made into several blocks; for spinal fusion and stabilisation.