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How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

How are recipients and donors matched for organ donation?

Depends: Some are based on a combination of blood and tissue typing others are based primarily on tissue typing. Size of the individual's is also matched especially for pediatric patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What happens in a living donor liver transplantation?

What happens in a  living donor liver transplantation?

The donor gives part: And keeps the rest, enough to live on. The liver that remains regenerates almost to 100% of original size and function. ...Read more

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Who can become a living liver donor?

Who can become a living liver donor?

Healthy people: There is a detailed work-up for potential organ donors. They have to be very healthy, mentally stable and free from any coercion in order to be considered for donation. ...Read more

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Could a liver donor live his life sucessfully?

Could a liver donor live his life sucessfully?

Yes: You can expect a very normal life after a successful and complication free recovery.....liver has excellent regeneration capacity....regeneration can be touch slow among vegetarian ...Read more

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Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

Can a cancer patient donate blood?Are metastases transfered to recipient ?

No: It would be very unlikely for cancer to be transferred to a recipient, but we don't take donations from people known to have cancer. ...Read more

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What happens to donor after liver transplant?

What happens to donor after liver transplant?

Depends: Deceased donors are buried or cremated. Living liver donors go on, and a significant amount of removed liver will regenerate from the remaining liver. ...Read more

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Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Will a kidney transplant recipient be receiving one or two kidneys from a cadaver donor?

Usually 1: Most if the time 1 kidney is transplanted. Occasionally 2 very small (pediatric) kidneys are kept connected to each other and transplanted "e bloc" - they grow quickly. Some older kidneys with low function are transplanted together (but separated) to try to provide enough function in combination. The recipient should understand and give consent (or not) in advance. ...Read more

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Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Get better first: Brucellosis has been transmitted by blood transfusion but only, so far as we know, from someone who is still sick with it. One recommendation is a two-year deferral after symptoms resolve with antibiotic treatment; i think that is excessive. The blood bank's medical director will decide. I am pleased that you wish to donate blood. ...Read more

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Could a live-donor liver transplant happen for someone with acute liver failure?

Yes: It can definitely happen, although it also depends on whether your hospital offers this service. ...Read more

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Can a person ever donate his last kidney?

Can a person ever donate his last kidney?

Donate last kidney?: If you donate your last kidney, you will wind up on some sort of dialysis, or die of kidney failure. No transplant center would allow you to be a donor, no matter how good your intentions are. ...Read more

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Could a live-donor liver transplant happen in someone with acute liver failure?

Could a live-donor liver transplant happen in someone with acute liver failure?

Yes: Living donor liver transplantation provides a liver for someone that has chronic or acute end-stage liver disease. There is often time to work up the donor over weeks and go through a thoughtful process in chronic liver disease, however in acute fulminant liver failure, there is life threatening complications measured in days, the whole process is sped up but should never compromise donor safety. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant needed. Confused about plasma exchange?

Kidney transplant needed. Confused about plasma exchange?

Removes antibodies: Plasma exchange or plasmapheresis is designed to remove antibodies (proteins) from the plasma fraction of the blood, which is then replaced with other plasma or albumin. It is done when the recipient has antibodies targeting the hla antigens in the donor. It may be done before or after the transplant; and is useful to prevent or treat rejections. ...Read more

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Can you be a live liver transplant donor?

Yes: Adults can donate the left half of their liver to children and sometimes the right half of their liver to adults. ...Read more

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What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

Removal : Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver. ...Read more

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Will I be told about the organ donor before my liver transplant?

Yes: You have the right to know any pertinent medical information about your potential donor. Of you are not told you should ask and you always have the right to refuse an organ without losing your place on the list. ...Read more

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Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

American Red Cross: recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more

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Ethically, should addicts and alcoholics receive organ donations?

Ethically, should addicts and alcoholics receive organ donations?

Only if abstinent: All humans are imperfect. Some people with drug and alcohol abuse histories have committed to sobriety, acknowledged their own responsibilities and succeeded in changing their lives in favorable directions. General txp requirements are at least 6 months abstinence and ongoing rehabilitation. Those patients meeting these requirements who receive txps have equal outcomes to all other patients. ...Read more

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Can a person who has had hepatitis be an organ donor ?

Can a person who has had hepatitis be an organ donor ?

Yes: They are offered to people who need organs who already have hepatitis. ...Read more

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Does donor family pay for a heart transplant or a liver transplant?

No: The organ recipient needs proper medical insurance coverage for a transplant to take place. In certain cases such as a mother giving part of her liver to her child, she may carry the pertinent insurance. No deceased donors are required to pay for the recipient medical procedures. Conceivably, a wealthy donor family could volunteer to contribute, but that would be most unusual. ...Read more

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Organ transplantation and tissue typing. Am i related to my tissue matching organ donor?

Not necessarily: Random people can share some tissue antigens. You are more likely to share tissue antigens with someone you are related to, but sharing antigens does not mean the two people are related. ...Read more