What's the difference between tissue & organ donation?

Tissue donation is the process of removing bodily tissues (such as skin, corneas, and bone) from one person and transplanting them into another.

When an organ (such as the heart, lung, or kidney) is taken from one person and put into another, it is known as organ donation.

About Tissue Donation

Tissue donation is feasible even after the heart and lungs have ceased operating since tissues do not require the same circumstances as organs to live.

Tissues for donation must be taken from a deceased individual between 12 to 24 hours of death. It is not necessary to keep the donor on a ventilator.

About Organ Donation

A live donor can sometimes be an organ donor. This indicates that the individual will not be harmed by the organ donation.

Organs can only be donated if:

The person has suffered serious brain injury and is no longer living AND stays on the ventilator until the organ is removed.

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