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What has to match between a donor and recipient for a bone marrow transplant to be successful?

What has to match between a donor and recipient for a bone marrow transplant to be successful?

Tissue type: The tissue type of the recipient and donor must match. This is a measurement of the hla type which looks at proteins on the surface of our cells that help the immune system recognize 'self' verus 'non-self.'. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


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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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What exactly does it mean to have a match between a donor and receipitant for a bone marrow transplant to be sucessful?

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

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My father died about 5 years ago from multiple myeloma. I was the bone marrow donor for his transplant. I am an only child and am wondering about my risk factor for myeloma, especially since my marrow was considered a good match.

NCI Study...: An nci study is looking at characterizing families that may be at higher risk to identify causes:

screening individuals and families at high risk for hematologic cancers

nct00052234

http://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/nct00052234? Term=nct00052234&rank=1. ...Read more

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Kidney transplant recepient can receive other blood group kidney from donor whose blood group is differ from from receiver?

Kidney transplant recepient can receive other blood group kidney from donor whose blood group is differ from from receiver?

Theoretically: Yes... But it's not recommended. It would require desensitization protocols, plasmapheresis, metc, if incompatible. Compatible donor to recipient pairs don't require these protocols. ...Read more

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How to find out if your a bone marrow match to. Someone. How do they do the bone marraow transplant for donor and one who. Needs it?

How to find out if your a bone marrow match to. Someone. How do they do the bone marraow transplant for donor and one who. Needs it?

It is simple process: You can get this information on the internet by looking up: 'be the match'. Your local blood bank can also give you literature in case you do not have access to the internet. You can be a donor by volunteering, giving a sample of your inner cheek cells (they take a swab) and enter your data in the marrow bank, then call you when your cells match with a needy person. ...Read more

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Who is best kidney donor for a father? Is it son or daughter? If both are in equal match, does gender matter in renal transplant?

Who is best kidney donor for a father? Is it son or daughter? If both are in equal match, does gender matter in renal transplant?

No: The best match is the one that has the closest genetic fingerprint. If they are both matched equally, then the gender of the donor does not matter, though usually one will be a slightly better match. ...Read more

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How do the programs that matches people that need kidney transplants with living donors work?

Computer programs: Specific computer programs are available to input donor and recipient characteristics and they are used to find the best match in "paired exchage" living donor programs. Also people can be direct matches and this is done by blood tests alone. ...Read more

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Is it likely for a transplanted organ to pass a disease or virus from the donor to the patient?

Is it likely for a transplanted organ to pass a disease or virus from the donor to the patient?

Most certainly!: Many examples of this scenario: hepatitis b and hepatitis c by both blood and solid organ transplants are examples. Others include hiv, hsv (herpes), west nile virus, balamuthia (amoeba), coccidioidomycosis (fungus), trypanosoma (chagas disease-a parasite), lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (lcmv), staph aureus, salmonela, are only but a few examples of what can be donor-derived infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an apathetic person who receives an organ transplant from an empathic donor to feel empathy?

No personality trxp: We are often asked about personality changes after organ transplantation. I have talked to hundreds of these patients and have never documented specific changes in personality traits. Personality is primarily housed in the brain which cannot be transplanted at this time. Certainly, people experience intense emotions around the time of transplant, but it is unlikely these are related to the organ. ...Read more

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How is it possible to do a living donor liver transplant?

How is it possible to do a living donor liver transplant?

Years of practice: People can live with one kidney. Removing one to give to someone else allows for the donor to continue a normal life while the recipient is off dialysis. In liver transplant, a person can lose up to 60 percent of their liver (as long as the blood vessels are preserved and the liver is healthy) and survive. Over 6 to 9 months the liver enlarges back to a functional volume. ...Read more

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Can you take the eye from a living donor and transplant to a blind person?

Can you take the eye from a living donor and transplant to a blind person?

No: We can only transplant tissues (i.e. Cornea) not the whole eye. Cornea grafts have a high acceptance since they have a bit of immune privilege. ...Read more

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What's the extended criteria donor category for liver transplants?

Riskier criteria: Too few organs to save the lives of all who need a liver forces us to offer organs that we might not consider acceptable. The "extension" of the criteria range may be based on age (a donor > 70 years?), social risk (did the donor use drugs recently?) or other issue. If we don't use an organ that would have been reasonable, another person dies. Informed consent is the key. Speak with your team. ...Read more

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If a person has an organ transplant, does the person take on the donor's likes and interests?

No but...: There is no evidence that a recipient of a solid organ transplant takes on characteristics of the donor. That said, it has been reported that a recipient post transplant develops a new peanut allergy shared by the donor. This is likely due to transfer of cells from donor to recipient that confer the allergy. ...Read more

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How can a kidney transplant effect the donor?

How can a kidney transplant effect the donor?

Unos. Org: Please see this link for more detailed information.


http://www. Unos. Org/docs/living_donation. Pdf. ...Read more

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Can you be a live liver transplant donor?

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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How does a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

How does a liver transplant work if the donor is still alive?

Just need a portion: Living related liver transplant is considered routine at some select transplant centers. It is an excellent option to address end stage liver failure. Call your local transplant support group (s) and discuss your specific concerns with your txp center - a referral can be make to a different facility if necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of donor would you need for a heart transplant?

What kind of donor would you need for a heart transplant?

Healthy donor: The donor would need to meet brain death criteria, and have a normal functioning heart. Certain systemic diseases would need to be excluded such as severe hypertension and atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct a donor scar caused bya hair transplant?

What is the best way to correct a donor scar caused bya hair transplant?

Options: There are two options, sometimes a combination is necessary. The scar can be revised (excised and reclosed) or you can have hair transplanted into the scar. ...Read more

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What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

Using part of liver: Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy. The recipient gets the part that is removed. ...Read more

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How do you become a donor for bone marrow transplant?

How do you become a donor for bone marrow transplant?

Donor registry: Open these links:

www. Marrow. Org; www. Nmdp. Org; www. Abmdr. Org; www. Dkmsamericas. Org; www. Giftoflife. Org; moremarrowdonor. Org. ...Read more

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How do you choose a donor for bone marrow transplant?

How do you choose a donor for bone marrow transplant?

Matching is key: Stem cell donors are chosen based on their genetic similarity to the recipient. Hla (human leukocyte antigen) markers are profiled to test whether a particular donor would be a good match for a particular recipient.

Matching hla markers is important to help avoid complications to the transplant maneuver.

More details are here:
http://bit. Ly/ws3r3v. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a living donor liver transplant?

Can you tell me about a living donor liver transplant?

Liver transplant: You should speak with a transplant surgeon, it means that if your blood type and antibodies are nearly a match to your donor, they usually take half or more of your liver. Good news most of it can grow back! ...Read more

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What risks are associated with bone marrow transplant as a donor?

What risks are associated with bone marrow transplant as a donor?

Nothing major: Long term no major side effects
Short term bone pain, need for a line, some cases splenic rupture, basically will feel like a bad case of flu.
bone marrow donors have to go to OR and have the risk of anesthesia and may need blood transfusion. Their own blood can be stored in advanced to avoid this risk
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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