Each donor is thoroughly screened to determine what organs and tissues can safely and effectively be donated. We review the donor’s current health and past medical history, and talk with his or her family members to identify any conditions or lifestyle choices that could adversely affect future recipients.
Finding Recipients for Organ Donation
Once we’ve determined what organs can be donated, recipients are identified through the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). A sophisticated system is used to determine the best match based on factors like blood type, size, medical urgency and distance from the donor.