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Doctor insights on: How Long After Death Are Organs Still Ok For Donation

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How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

How long after death are organs still ok for donation?

Depends on the organ: Hearts can last just a few hours usually less than 4 is ideal. Pancreas transplants should be done within 12. Livers within 24 and kidneys can last up to 48. Now that said most centers transplant them much faster than that. The faster an organ is transplanted the better it works. Organs that have been on ice for a prolonged time have a higher rate of not working or not working well. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Yes: the immune system isn't static, it can wax and wane, being immunocompetent does not mean you are not susceptible to infection, but not getting rid of the infection easily is the problem ...Read more

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Hi my two year old girl has a uti and a stomach bug, both organisms confirmed in urinalysis. She's doing well but her resting hr is 120-130, that ok?

Hi my two year old girl has a uti and a stomach bug, both organisms confirmed in urinalysis. She's doing well but her resting hr is 120-130, that ok?

Drink lots of fluids: Drinking water, 1/2 strength juice, soup, milk, will help flush the urinary tract. Encourage and offer frequently. Ice pops and Jell-O are other good ways to increase fluid intake. ...Read more

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What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

That would be all: All organisms, every living thing on planet earth, requires some form of food and a proper environment for growth, and for staying alive if no longer growing. Soe organisms can become spores or seeds, in a dried-up or dormant way, and don't need food umntil they sprout, hatch, or otherwise come back to life. ...Read more

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How many types of organisms are in your body?

How many types of organisms are in your body?

No one knows: It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone. An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease. ...Read more

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What organisms are affected by taysachs?

What organisms are affected by taysachs?

Organisms that can: Organisms that reportedly can have a taysachs type of neurological disorder include dogs, cats, mice, deer, pigs, sheep, flamingoes, etc... ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: organisms?

What is the definition or description of: organisms?

See below: 1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living body: the social organism. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

I was wondering what are some complicated diseases that are caused by organisms in the human body?

There are many: Tuberculosis from tubercle bacillus: Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease from the spirochete bacillus called treponema pallidum, tertiary syphilis can be very complex affecting all parts of the body. Schistosomiasis or bilharzia caused by parasitic worms: Malaria caused by the parasitic Plasmodium falciparum & spread by mosquitos. ...Read more

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What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

Yersinia: The plague bacillus is related to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Both of these organisms can cause human infections but altogether different from plague. ...Read more