WHAT TO EXPECT AS ORGAN DONOR
What does it take to be an organ donor? And what can donors expect?
National University Hospital's Professor KK Madhavan, co-director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation explains:
- Potential donors must be healthy with no illness and history of medication;
- For liver transplants to be feasible, the donor and the recipient should be about the same size (in terms of BMI or body weight) and in the same blood group;
- They would have to go for blood tests, X-rays and CT scans;
- Those who are found to be suitable will be further assessed by a National Transplant Ethics Committee, which will decide if a transplant can take place.