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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.