Organ Donation

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Organ donation is a very personal matter. For or against - this is a decision that no one can take away from you. Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of having an organ removed from them after death. Others, on the other hand, feel that by donating an organ they can do something for other people even after their death.

In any case, the demand for donor organs is high, and many people have been waiting for a suitable organ for years. In order to help them, it is important to decide for or against organ donation and to record the decision in an organ donor card. This ensures that the doctors will act according to your wishes.

In addition to living people, people whose brain functions have already ceased but whose cardiovascular system is still being artificially maintained can also be considered as organ donors.
For successful organ donation, it is essential that donated organs are healthy and functional. For this reason, in the case of a brain-dead person, if consent is given, various examinations are carried out immediately before the organ is removed to check that it is functioning properly.

You can apply for an organ donor card here.Further information on organ donation is available from the Federal Center for Health Education.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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