Organ and tissue donations: what is the difference?
Unlike organs, tissues can be retrieved up to several hours after blood circulation has ceased. This increases the opportunities for tissue donations considerably following a death.
Héma-Québec collects the following human tissue :
- Musculoskeletal tissues (tendons, bones fragmented, femoral heads)
- Skin tissue
- Cardiac valves
- Corneas (in partnership with the Eye Bank of Quebec)
Transplant Québec is responsible for the donation and management of organs.