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What Must Match Between A Donor And Recipient Before A Transplant Is Even Considered
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
Blood, Tissue match: Blood group and tissue match.Here are the websites for more information http://www.transplantliving.org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ and tissue match. http://www.unos.org/docs/living_donation.pdf. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean to have a match between a donor and receipitant for a bone marrow transplant to be sucessful?
The Tissue types: There is a tissue match called hla matching which is done to check and match your tissue types with the receving person's tissue type. ...Read more
How successful is the kidney transplant if the donor has a different blood group? Does the graft have chancesof failing early?
Great if compatible: Excellent outcomes occur for kidney donors with different blood groups than their recipients if the pair is compatible (don a-recip ab; don b - recip ab; don o-recip a, b orab). Incompatible paired kidney transplants are subject to antibody based rejection due to the difference in blood types. Prevention with plasmapheresis, use of Rituxan (rituximab) is good not perfect. Yes, early failure can still happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first aswho are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Donor lack: Your mother may be in the late 60's or be physiologically too old to be a candidate for those transplants. Your transplant surgeon is the only one to know. Unfortunately every year many transplant candidates never actually get to have any transplant because of lack of suitable donors in a timely fashion. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While liver transplant is sometimes done as a life sustaining procedure with low levels of anti-hla antibodies to the donor, this is a higher risk transplant. The precise circumstances of the donor and recipient need to be carefully evaluated by the team responsible for the transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father needs a double lung transplant but possibly a kidney transplant first. Do people who are waiting for a transplant, actually get one in time?
Sometimes: There are far more people on transplant lists than organs available. Some people will die waiting for transplants, which has lead to investigation into other options for treatment. of patients, with multiple other medical problems, are likely to wind up at the bottom of those lists. ...Read more
If I am thinking of doing a non directed donor kidney donation, is there an advantage to doing it now or waiting 1/2 yrs? At the rate of stem cells and dialysis will it no longer be neccisary in 2 yrs
A noble decision: You are very sweet to consider donating a kidney. As you know organs can save lives and no matter when, it will benefit someone. Make sure you are in good health yourself and that none of your family members have kidney disease. When you have only one kidney left also avoid extreme sports and sports that involve blunt trauma/falls. To decide when and where is all up to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood, tissue match: Blood group and tissue match here are some websites that can give more information http://www.Transplantliving.Org/living-donation/being-a-living-donor/ http://www.Unos.Org/docs/living_donation.Pdf. ...Read more
Yes contrast needed: If in the question die, contrast agents for imaging studies is meant, then yes a liver transplant recipient would need a type of I.V. Contrast for the best image of the liver. This is usually an iodinated agent for x-ray (ct scan) or gadolinium for mri. However, the safe use of both is dependent on the patients' s kidney function, which should be determined before the tests are ordered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several Steps: The recipient will need careful evaluation to determine they are suitable candidates based on the cause of end stage heart disease, their co-morbidities (other diseases), their blood and tissue type, their size (for a particular donor heart) and there ability to care for the heart after it is transplanted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?
Live pre/post: Living donor donations involve a living doner giving one of a paired organ (like a kidney) or a piece of the liver to the recipient. The process involves all the same tissue matching tests as with a deceased donor, but is potientially more readily available thru screening living relatives or friends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?
No immunos required: No immunosuppression is required for a dura mater transplant, or for most types of tissue transplants. Most of these tissues have been processed in ways that remove the antigens (proteins) exposure to the new host's immune system and therefore do not provke a rejection response. The big risk for dura mater transplants is creutzfeld-jacob disease (prions) transmission. ...Read more
I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old? Does age play a part in whether a hair transplant is successful? Is there a certain age group that make the best candidates or does it work well at any a
I : I agree, as long as you have an otherwise healthy scalp with good circulation and no growths or significant sun damage that would make the grafts not "take". It is also important to have a good consultation to determine your options, to discuss your goals, and pricing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers