Benefits of Organ Donation

Organ transplants save lives. Also, donor families tell us that the act of donation helps them in their grieving process. It does not take away the pain of their loss; however, it does help them to know that someone else is alive because of their loved one’s donation. Listed below are some of the ways organ transplants help recipients:

»  Heart transplants for patients with diseases such as cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease and coronary artery disease.

» Lung transplants for patients who suffer from diseases such as emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, or pulmonary hypertension.

» Liver transplants for patients with diseases like hepatitis or biliary atresia.

» Kidney transplants for patients with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or polycystic kidney disease.

» Pancreas transplants to treat diabetes.

» Intestine transplants for patients suffering from short bowel syndrome, among other disorders.