David Pabinquit
Sharon Chylack
Nicholas Green
Cadaveric Donors

If someone is brain dead and their organs are donated, they are a cadaveric donor. The most common causes of brain death are accidents, strokes, and cerebral hemorrhages (bleeding in the brain). Donors are screened for any health conditions that would prevent transplantation of their organs.

A brain dead person is legally dead and will never recover, even though their heart may continue to beat for a short time. If the personís family decides to donate, the body is kept on a ventilator to provide oxygen to the organs and tissues until they can be surgically removed.  Once removed, a kidney can be transplanted up to 36 hours later.  The donation is anonymous:  you wonít know who your donor was, and the donorís family wonít know who you are (unless you both agree otherwise).

Kayla Reichert
Matthew Sammet
Maria Vargas
Begin learning about kidney transplantation here
Your organs do many things to keep you healthy If your organs don't work, you may need to have a transplant To get a transplant, you have to be tested You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You can't have a transplant unless someone donates an organ You will have to have surgery to place the new organ into your body Most people feel much better after having a transplant Taking care of your new organ will help you feel healthy for years to come Home