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Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
Low doses of chemo: Doctors want to capture the anti-tumor effect of the donor's immune cells and they do not need to totally kill all the patient's cancer cells at the t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
See:: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/organ-donation-facts
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
They are not: Much better than indefinite hemo-dialysis or peritoneal dialysis ; far better than dying of uremia (kidney failure). Kidney transplants are associated ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Healthy new organ!: When your own organ(s) don't work they fail to perform the key functions that keep you alive. Replacement parts (from another human) are connected to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Kidney transplant: Once the kidney is removed from the donor eithe living or cadaver, the kidney is placed through a lower abdominal incision iusually into the right sid ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
~17,000 a year in US: In 2013, there were 16,895 kidney transplants in the U.S. About 11,000 of them were deceased donor kidney transplants; the rest were living donor tra ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew N. De la Torre
31 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Usually 70-75: At least for a liver transplant, usually 70-75. More importantly is the absence of other medical conditions. So, if a patient has liver failure with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Powelson
34 years experience in Transplant Surgery
Type 1 diabetics: Islets, the Insulin producin areas of the pancreas, can be transplanted for advanced type 1 diabetes, either in the form of a whole organ, or as isle ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Eligibility and allocation varies by organs. For example, kidneys are allocated based on waiting time whereas liver, heart, lungs are allocated based ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
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