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ANATOMY

The human body is one of the most complicated organisms on the planet, which is why organ donation is such a complicated process. Many issues can come up such as whether the body will accept the donated organs and live happily afterwards. Many questions come up about organ donation whether it is about the body, the donators, the patients that receive the organ, or the aftermath.

The body of an individual is quite fragile, that is why many complications can rise when organ transplants occur. When it comes to the body of a recipient of an organ, the sooner the recipient can acquire an organ the better their chances of survival and living healthy again are. Although when it comes to certain organs such as the kidney, a recipient can tend to wait for a little while, though it is quite hard on the body of that individual. When a recipient receives his or hers donated organ however it is quite a joyous event, although the entire process is still far from over. Problems for the recipient can still arise such as whether the body will try to reject the new organ, which in fact it might. If the body rejects the newly donated organ then it will go into a rejection stage where the white blood count rises along with the temperature of the body. In this case, the recipient will in fact have to take Non-Rejection pills for the rest of his life so that his body does not reject his new organ. Although that is a small price to pay when your life is in danger or you are on the verge of brain death; which is where the heart still pumps blood but the heart however is shut down.

When questions come up about the donor of an organ, the questions tend to be about how can we make sure the donor themselves isn't sacrificing themselves for a patient instead of the risks a donor of an organ is taking. Living people can in fact donate their organs, except for their heart however, because that would kill them, this is where the line had been officially drawn in regards of living donations. When donating an organ there aren't too many risks for a donor, in fact many human beings can survive perfectly without a kidney, part of their liver, or even an eye. For this reason we tend to spend more time on why the donor is donating their organs instead of what the risks are for a donor to donate their organ. Many ask donors why their donating part of themselves to another person, and whether it is truly voluntary. When it comes to family most often it is, but as far as random people donating an organ to each other, you have to think about why they would do that; whether it was actually voluntary, the donator was paid to donate an organ, and even if the donator was actually forced too. In the end though, organ donators did one of the most selfless acts possible and should always be recognized as heroes.

The recipient of an organ or a patient in need of one has quite the journey in this whole process of organ transplanting. It all begins

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