Packaged Human Organ Transplant Bag. Organ Recovery
Packaged Human Organ Transplant Bag. After a person has met medical criteria to become an organ donor. The donation process begins. The organs are maintained on artificial support (machines keep oxygenated blood flowing to the organs). During this time. The matching recipients is contacted. And the condition of each organ. is carefully monitored by our donation coordinator.
Organs that can be recovered for transplant include: heart, lungs, kidney, liver, pancreas and intestine. Every donor is different. Some donors may be able to give one or two life-saving gifts. And others donors may be able to give more. Every gift is important because it saves lives.
The medical team which works to save the patient’s life. And the transplant team are not the same team. In most cases, when an organ recovery occurs. Our surgical team from the recipient’s transplant section. Accepts the life-saving gifts on behalf of the recipient. While waiting for recipient arrival. They recover the organs and store them to wait for the recipients. Organ recoveries are medical procedures and always occur in operating rooms.
We coordinates the transportation of transplant surgeons. And also the life-saving gifts they have recovered. Transportation often depends on the distance involved and can include ambulances, helicopters and airplanes. Once organs are recovered from donors. They will only remain healthy. For a sort period of time. so every minute counts.
Approximately, how long can organs remain viable outside the body?
- Heart: 4-6 hours
- Lungs: 4-6 hours
- Liver: 8-12 hours
- Intestines: 8-16 hours
- Pancreas: 12-18 hours
- Kidney: 24-36 hours
Our Network has strict regulatory requirements. When it comes to preservation. And packaging of all transplantable organs. Each organ is carefully preserved using special solutions. And also packed on ice. And for some organs like lungs and kidneys. We Put on machines for transportation. There is also a specific process in place to ensure that each organ is labeled appropriately. All organs being transported. And all transactions is scanned properly. This is done before leaving the hospital. And scanned again once it arrives at its destination for transplant.