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Doctor insights on: Cloning Of Humans For Organ Transplant

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What are reasons why organ transplant queues are so long?

What are reasons why organ transplant queues are so long?

Availability: Transplant lists are long because the organ is only available after a person dies. So you get the organ if a person does and the organ like a heart lung liver kidney is still healthy. You can donate a kidney and/or part of the liver while you are alive. Humans are living much longer than 100 years ago so we are wearing out our organs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Do any insurances cover organ transplant surgeries?

Yes: The majority of private and government insurance carriers offer organ transplant for end stage organ diseases. You would need to be properly evaluated and determined to be a suitable candidate by an approved transplant team. ...Read more

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What diseases caused organ transplant surgey to develop?

What diseases caused organ transplant surgey to develop?

Desperation: In 1954, kidney failure was uniformly fatal.- dialysis was experimental. The first successful transplants were between identical twins who were genetically the same. There was no rejection of the transplanted kidney from the healthy twin to the dying twin. The next steps were early efforts to prevent rejection. It was only 13 years later that heart + liver transplants were first successful in 1967. ...Read more

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What is the most common organ transplant/operation in america?

The Kidney: Corneal transplants are very common but considered tissue. The most common whole organ transplanted is the kidney--about 16, 500 to 17, 000 per year in the us. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what disease could make you need an organ transplant?

Depends: Its organ specific.....always the degree of damage to that particular organ will determine and will vary from organ to organ......heart, lung, liver, pancreas, kidneys, small bowel, bone marrow etc......sometime more than one organ transplanted......and that will depend concomitant damage .....example....kidney with pancreas in type one diabetes because of end stage renal disease ...Read more

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If a person has an organ transplant, does the person take on the donor's likes and interests?

No but...: There is no evidence that a recipient of a solid organ transplant takes on characteristics of the donor. That said, it has been reported that a recipient post transplant develops a new peanut allergy shared by the donor. This is likely due to transfer of cells from donor to recipient that confer the allergy. ...Read more

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I saw on CNN a lady who received an organ transplant but it was altered before transplanting to avoid rejection, no drugs needed. How's that possible?

I saw on CNN a lady who received an organ transplant but it was altered before transplanting to avoid rejection, no drugs needed. How's that possible?

Trsplt- No immunosup: Please see the references below. Some protocols are developing to wean people off immunosupression which was unheard of before,I ma not sure if this is what you are referring to: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0101/p65.html http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa071074 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 19;110(47):19054-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317561110. Epub 2013 Oct 28 ...Read more

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Can i deny an organ transplant when i die?

Do you mean...: Do you mean "Can I refuse to donate my organs when I die"? Only you have the right to decide whether you want to donate or not. If you don't sign up to be an organ donor, your next of kin will be asked and he/she will make the decision. ...Read more

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Dr. W. James Chon
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Organ Transplant (Definition)

In practical terms it means removing an organ (kidney, heart, lung, liver, pancreas, intestine, etc.) from someone from the same species (allotransplant) and placing it in another ...Read more


Dr. Amy Friedman
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Transplantation (Definition)

Transplantation is the process of transplanting organs from a donor to a recipient and includes surgery ...Read more