Tissue donation is giving your tissues while you are alive to enhance the lives of others. Some of the tissues you can donate include:
If you are having a total hip replacement you can donate the femoral head removed during your operation to help others who need a bone graft to restore health and mobility through impaction surgery.
Donated bone can be used in bone grafts to restore health and mobility to many people.
Unfortunately, you can not donate at every hospital. We work with specific hospitals in England where trained staff can discuss donation options with you.
If you are having primary hip surgery, you should:
Amniotic membrane is part of the placenta. It is the tissue closest to your baby while it develops in the womb. If your baby is delivered by caesarian section, you can donate the placenta at delivery.
We use it in eye surgeries to help wounds heal fast.