Donation by living donors

Donation of tissue by living donors mostly takes place if tissue becomes available following a medically necessary procedure, for instance a worn femoral head that needs to be extracted for a hip prosthesis to be implanted, or rib cartilage that becomes available following surgical correction of the chest. The tissue that is removed during surgery can, with the consent of the patient, then be donated to the Tissue Bank.

In the event of tissue donation by living donors, the treating doctor in the hospital selects the patients who are in principle considered suitable as a tissue donor. The final assessment of suitability as a tissue donor is the responsibility of assessment doctors at ETB-BISLIFE.