There are various transplants which can be performed using tissue from a deceased donor or a living donor. These transplants are indicated in a wide range of illnesses or malfunctions which, although in some cases do not compromise the the patient’s life, significantly reduce quality of life.
In contrary to what happens with organs, there is no waiting list to receive a tissue transplants. The waiting time is the time it takes to detect ideal tissue for each patient. When a doctor treating a patient needs tissue, he/she orders it from a bank and they begin a search. If it is not found, they wait until the required tissue arrives at the bank. In the case of umbilical cord blood, peripherical blood and bone marrow, the unit searches through REDMO and other international banks.