Organ Donation Life Donation


General Questions

Considering the need for family's consent for organ donation it is suggested that the person notifies their family of their inner want. If the family is informed there is no need for the card. Fortunately because of system and its availability to all transplant centers of the country donor cards could be found online

Yes. Anytime you want you could cancel your card using the website. Although considering the need for family's consent for organ donation, you could announce your refusal to the family. To cancel your card you should send your national ID number to 

No. Unfortunately currently the brain dead or the organ cannot be transferred from other countries to Iran.

Yes. Up to 48 hours after natural death tissues such as cornea, heart valves, bones and tendons can be donated. 

Nowadays with a method called DCD (Donation After Cardiac Death) is common in some countries. With this technique some organs of a cardiac death patient could be used using some specific techniques and with some limitations. 


Heart, lungs, liver, intestines, pancreas and kidneys could be donated. Aside from these organs, some tissues also could be donated. A person's vision could be saved with the donation of cornea. Tendons and cartilages could also be donated. Bone transplant could prevent amputation in bone cancer. Heart valve transplant is used for kids with congenital valve disorders and adults with valve problems. Skin transplant could be lifesaving for burned patients. Bone marrow transplant is the only cure in some blood cancers. In contrast to organs, tissue transplant could be done up to 24 or even 48 hours after brain death and it could be stored for longer durations. 

In conclusion, each brain death case by donating their organ could save the life of between 1 – 8 people from death and with tissue transplant could save between 1 – 53 patients from disability. 

Transferring a person's organs to another to save his life or improve his quality of life. Organ donation could be done from alive people (in the case of kidney transplant or a part of liver or lung transplant) or from brain death cases or cardiac death cases in special conditions with special facilities.