Medical and Social History
CORE conducts a thorough medical and social history for every potential donor.
This is required to identify any possible risk factors that might make the organs or tissues unsuitable. The history addresses many medical issues, including a wide range of chronic and acute diseases, treatments and medications, as well as family history of certain diseases. The social part of the history addresses a range of factors that might expose the person to infectious diseases. This information is kept absolutely confidential by CORE. It is vitally important that it be completed entirely and accurately. It is the responsibility of CORE and the transplant surgeons to determine whether a donor is suitable. Each decision is made on an individual basis and it is important not to rule anyone out. For example, it is possible to match donors and recipients who both have Hepatitis C. In addition, the HIV Organ Equity Policy Act (2013) may make it possible to transplant organs from donors with HIV to recipients with HIV.