What Organs Can We Donate?

Which organs can we donate?

Most often, organ donors are deceased, but living persons can also donate some organs.

  • Deceased organ donors can donate: kidneys (2), liver, lungs (2), heart, pancreas, and intestines. In 2014, hands and faces were added to the organ transplant list.
  • Living organ donors can donate: one kidney, a lung, or a portion of the liver, pancreas, or intestine.
  • A healthy person can become a ‘living donor’ by donating a kidney, or a part of the liver, lung, intestine, blood or bone marrow.

Did you know?

1983—The Food and Drug Administration approves cyclosporine, which can improve transplant outcomes as its immuno suppressive qualities lessens the potential for organ rejection.

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