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Dr. John Fung
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Transplantation And Donation (Overview)

Transplantation and donation refers to the practice of taking donated tissue or organs from one person, and implanting them in someone else to treat a disease or condition. Examples include kidney transplantations, or bone marrow donation.


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What is organ donation and transplantation done for?

What is organ donation and transplantation done for?

See below: Organ donation is performed to provide organs for those in need. Organ transplantation is performed for organ failure in diseases of the heart, lung, kidneys, live, pancreas and small intestine. Newer composite tissue transplants (hand/arm and face transplants) are becoming more common as well. ...Read more

Dr. John Fung
9 doctors shared insights

Transplantation And Donation (Overview)

Transplantation and donation refers to the practice of taking donated tissue or organs from one person, and implanting them in someone else to treat a disease or condition. Examples include kidney transplantations, or bone marrow donation.


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I was wondering what are the cons of organ donation and transplantation?

I was wondering what are the cons of organ donation and transplantation?

Risks exist: It depends what organ transplant is being contemplated. Organ donation is major surgery and you need a careful discussion of risks and benefits including the long term risk. This should be done with members of the transplant team who know this information the best. ...Read more

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What is the status of organ donation vs transplantation need in the united states?

What is the status of organ donation vs transplantation need in the united states?

Unbalanced: Currently there are 114, 699 (as of june 24th 2012) people waiting for an organ transplant . There are approximately 17, 000 donors per year. ...Read more

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If my family has a history of liver failure and needing liver transplants, can I get on a donation list ahead of time to prepare?

If my family has a history of liver failure and needing liver transplants, can I get on a donation list ahead of time to prepare?

No.: To get on the list for a liver transplant, you must be in liver failure. However, you should visit a hepatologist (liver specialist) so that your family's underlying liver disease can be diagnosed and you can receive the proper treatment before your liver fails. ...Read more

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Friend recently had a double transplant; kidney and liver. How old do you have to be for kidney donation?

Friend recently had a double transplant; kidney and liver. How old do you have to be for kidney donation?

Over 18 to donate: If the us, one must be over 18 to donate an organ. A person under 18 may donate one if his/her parents sign the consent document for the donation. ...Read more

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How can I give a donation for a hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

How can I give a donation for a hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

Contact the center: Contact the transplant center and they will refer you to the department that you need to make a donation to. Otherwise constant the united center for organ sharing (unos) and they would help you facilitate donation. ...Read more

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In what way can I get donation for our hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

In what way can I get donation for our hospital specialized in liver transplantation?

Not clear: Are you asking how to find a donor for someone listed for liver transplantation at your hospital? Or how to be a donor for someone listed (i.e. Living liver donor)? The former is dictated by the severity of liver disease (meld score) and allocation of a deceased donor liver is determined by a national computer algorithm managed by unos. For living donation, speak with the program director. ...Read more

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Can transplanted hair grow?

Yes: If it is transplanted, the root is transplanted. That is where the hair grows from. If enough roots are transplanted, then a good amount of hair will grow. ...Read more

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Are there thyroid transplants?

Are there thyroid transplants?

Thyroid: Sorry, there are no thyroid transplants but the thyroid hormone pill, levothyroxine, is exactly the same hormone as the gland makes. It is a "natural" replacement for a gland that does not work. ...Read more

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Is transplanted hair permanent?

Is transplanted hair permanent?

Usually Permanent: Hair follicles located in the back of the scalp are typically immune to hereditary hair loss. When carefully harvested using NeoGraft FUE & transplanted into the thinning area, they will live & grow "forever." Only exceptions include severe disease or meds like chemo. Be aware that the NON-transplanted hair is still at risk, needing medical tx's in order to protect those follicles & the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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