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Is there any natural way to prevent organ rejection from occurring?

Is there any natural way to prevent organ rejection from occurring?

Not really: There is intense ongoing experimentation in this process called tolerance-universal acceptance of foreign tissue. Current approaches involve extensive manipulation of the immune system with drugs, radiation, antibodies, etc. That are hardly "natural." tolerance is the holy grail of organ transplantation. Not there yet. Only natural way would be with identical (same placenta) twins. ...Read more

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What steps are taken at the hospital after the operation to prevent organ rejection?

What steps are taken at the hospital after the operation to prevent organ rejection?

Many steps.: Transplant recipients are monitored closely for rejection by testing the function of the transplanted organ with blood tests, certain imaging studies, and at times a biopsy of the graft the recipient is also responsible for taking their anti-rejection drugs and telling the transplant team promptly if there are changes in their condition. Education of the process is key. ...Read more

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How do your prevent immune rejection of islet cells?

How do your  prevent immune rejection of islet cells?

Do not know: The trigger and mechanism of islet cell destruction are not no where near to being well understood, let alone prevention. ...Read more

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How long after a tissue donation do I have to take medications to prevent rejection?

How long after a tissue donation do I have to take medications to prevent rejection?

Generally: for tissue donation (as compared to organ donation) no medications are needed to prevent rejection as the tissues are irradiated thoroughly and go through a very strict process so no blood or blood products are present on them when they are transplanted. Therefore, there is no chance of "rejection". ...Read more

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What is done to prevent rejection after transplant surgery?

What is done to prevent rejection after transplant surgery?

Several things: There are a number of things routinely done to limit the risk of rejection after transplant surgery. The major ones are testing for hla antibodies in the recipient and avoiding organs that express these; crossmatching the actual recipient with donor tissue to be sure they don't react; and using potent immunosuppressive drugs after the transplant to prevent a rejection episode. ...Read more

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After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

Confusing: Can you restate your quetion? Are you talking about a bone marrow transplant? Isolation is required to prevent infections in people after bone marrow transplants, as the immune system is profoundly suppressed for a number of weeks and beyond. ...Read more

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Can you reverse chronic organ rejection?

No: You can delay the process but once you have the diagnosis of chronic rejection it is not reversible. ...Read more

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Are immediate family members better for organ donation in terms of rejection?

Can be advantaged: Immediate family member can be less immunogenic to a person than strangers. However, the survival differences in organ transplants between unrelated and related individuals for similarly aged donors is small. The one exception are the 25% of siblings that share the same hla type, called hla identical. ...Read more

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What causes organ rejection?

What causes organ rejection?

Several factors: As more sophisticated anti-rejection meds became available, the incidence of acute rejection has decreased over the past 40 years. However, no matter how long you take your anti-rejection meds, your immune system (white blood cells) will know your own tissues/organs from transplants. If your body does not have enough anti-rejection meds that suppress your immune system, a rejection occurs. ...Read more

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