Deceased Donors of Tissue

Chapter

Abstract

Organ and tissue donation are activities that are carried out in many countries. There are some common bases in both activities:

• Both activities are performed by a small number of professionals whose responsibilities are to promote organ and tissue donation at the difficult time for the families facing the death of a relative.

• Donation is an altruist act of the family and anonymity is maintained during the whole process.

• Some organs and tissues may be obtained from living donors but in both cases are not enough to meet demand. In some cases however such as a heart transplant or a cornea is not possible to obtain the graft form a living donor.

Keywords

West Nile Virus Organ Donor Tissue Bank Tissue Donor Mitral Valve Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Banc de Sang i Teixits, pg Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain

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