Organ Donation by one individual can save and improve numerous lives.
- Heart, heart/lung, lung and liver transplants save lives after all other treatment options have been exhausted.
- A kidney transplant can save a life and free the recipient from dialysis treatments.
- A pancreas transplant can free a diabetic from daily insulin injections.
- Cornea transplants can restore vision.
- Donated skin can provide burn victims with temporary protection from pain and infection.
- Bone transplants can be used to help save limbs threatened by cancer.
BHB works in partnership with the New England Organ Bank (NEOB), the oldest independent organ procurement organisation (OPO) in the U.S. NEOB collaborates with BHB staff to clarify organ and tissue donation policies and to ensure that potential donors are consistently recognised and referred.
Donor cards are available at doctors’ offices, post offices and at TCD.
For more information, contact The Bermuda Organ and Tissue Donor Association at 236-1275.
Some facts about Organ Donation
Signing up to be a donor will not affect your medical care
Your commitment to donation will not interfere with your medical care. Donation is only an option after all life-saving efforts have been made and death has been declared.
Organs are not for sale
It is illegal to buy or sell human organs and tissue for transplant. To ensure that organs are given to the neediest recipients, strict guidelines are enforced that regulate the organ distribution process.
Who can be a donor?
People of all ages may be eligible to donate organs and tissues. Your medical condition at the time of death will determine what organs and tissues can be donated.
Donation costs nothing
There is no cost to the donor or donor's family for donation.