Who can be Donors?
Most people can be considered for organ and tissue donation. In order to ensure that donations are as safe as possible, the donor’s medical and behavioral history is reviewed in a similar manner to that of a blood donor. This reduces the risk of transmitting disease to a transplant patient. 
There are two types of donors:
  • Living donor
  • Deceased donor
Some organs, such as kidneys, lungs and a section of the liver, can be donated during life. However, most organ and tissue donations come from people who have expressed a wish during their lifetime to allow their organs to be used to save a life upon their death. In Qatar, this is done by a formal process where they sign up to the Organ Donor Register or through an informal discussion of their wishes concerning donation with their family members.