How could you be an organ donor or not

Viewers of the “today”journal, seem to have been surprised on Monday evening, as Anna Lena Baerbock in an Interview with Claus Kleber said: “I am registered as a donor.” Because so far there is no official Register, in which data from organ donor cards to be recognized. Has Baerbock swindled so swollen? “No,” said a spokesman for the Green-Chairman to request: It was an unfortunate slip of the tongue. To Baerbock has an organ donor card.

The goof fit of the uncertainty that characterizes the discussion of organ donation. According to surveys, 81 percent of the German organ donation are positive. But only 32 percent have filled out an organ donor card. There are many reasons for this discrepancy. Many do not want to simply think about their own death, or don’t know what you need to do to be an organ donor.

For people waiting for a life-saving Organ, it is a Problem. In Germany, for example, 10.450 patients currently on the waiting list for a donor organ, and many will wait in vain. In the past year, only 3599 graft were made.

In Germany is discussed, therefore, just about two legislative proposals:

  • A cross-party group to Baerbock calls a donor register. Therefore, authorities should query whether someone wants to be registered as an organ donor or not – for example, when a person applies for an identity card. The decision will then be recorded in a donations register.
  • Goes against the proposal of the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) and the SPD-health expert Karl Lauterbach. You are asking for a contradiction solution: everyone is a donor, has not objected during his lifetime. In case of doubt, the bereaved should be allowed to decide about organ donation.

What is the meaning of a contradiction solution for Concerned?

By the contradiction solution would be expected to be donors, more people to potential Organ. Patients in need of an Organ, would have higher chances of Survival. At the same time now those would have to be active, don’t want to donate. The decision should be recorded according to the current plans in a Register, first of all, the doctor and, later, online. The entries can be changed at any time, to insure Spahn and Lauterbach. Also planned is a large information campaign, in which all of the reportable 16 years and three times written.

What are the roles of the bereaved?

Someone comes up as organ donors in question, should Physicians consider in the future in organ donation register, whether or not the person has spoken during his lifetime organ donation. No application is in the Register, is to be asked of the next of kin, whether there is evidence that the Deceased was against organ donation. For example, this could be a organ donor card, to the the stated, or an informal note. The decisive factor is the will of the deceased. The previous decision of the bereaved should be deleted.

The potential organ donor is a minor, you need to choose legitimate, in General, the parents or guardian. In the case of people who are not able to recognize the significance of such a decision – for example, because of a mental disability, to organ donation in principle, be prohibited.

What people need to do now, the institutions want to donate?

Whether it actually comes to a consistent solution, is unclear. The decision could be drawn out over months and group open and running. That is, the members of the Bundestag decide in its sole discretion, regardless of their party affiliation. Now both plans are supported across party lines.

Who already now want institutions to donate to, should be a organ donor card to fill out and carry with you. The badges, there are pharmacies, Doctors, or can be downloaded or ordered. On the identity of individual organs and tissues can be excluded from the donation. The decision for organ donation can also be made in a living will recorded. A Testament, however, is not suitable for this, because this only opened, if it is for a organ donation is already too late.

What if I want to donate any organs?

Also, anyone who wants to donate any organs, it can indicate this on the organ donor card clearly. The same is true for the patient. It actually comes to a consistent solution would have to be Concerned, be active, and their decision in the planned Register.

In many countries, is already a contradiction in solution, and regardless of the nationality. A German dies, for example, in Spain, he or she will automatically become an organ donor or organ donor. Who doesn’t like it, you should fill in before his vacation an organ donor card in the respective language of the country, and a donation to exclude.

A brain-dead really is dead?

A brain-dead person can no longer perceive, feel or decide. And irretrievably. A return to life is excluded. Even with artificial respiration, the brain tissue is completely. “With the diagnosis of brain death the death of a man is found to be safe,” it says on the side of the Federal centre for health education.

Some ethicists do not recognize brain death as death is permanent, because a number of processes to run independently from the brain, such as the immune system. However, it is mainly a philosophical question. The German ethics Council is, however, agreed that organ donation in case of brain death is allowed.

In the case of organ donation, two Doctors must determine the brain death independently of each other, which may not be in the subsequent removal or Transplantation are involved. The diagnostic procedure is clearly regulated. It is applied correctly, there is no likelihood of, for example, with a coma.

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