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Ideas? What organs and tissues have been succesfully transplanted since the 1950s?

Ideas? What organs and tissues have been succesfully transplanted since the 1950s?

Tx organs/tissues: Kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, intestine, limb,face, vascular composite allografts (VCA) ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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After years, are transplanted organs replaced with some or all of your own tissue?

No: Transplanted organs remain what they are. That's why patients will require lifelong anti-rejection drugs. ...Read more

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Can the organs from people who have oded be used for transplant?

Perhaps: Some individuals that become brain dead after a drug over dose can become organ donors. If the organs in question are functioning, they can be removed. However, there may be increased risk for the transfer of infections such as hepatitis b and c, and HIV that are often associated with illicit drug use. Careful testing for these infections and informed consent from the recipient is needed. ...Read more

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What are the common serious pros and cons of transplanting organs in elderly people?

Balance scarce suppl: If the world were ideal, no one would have a need for organ transplants but at least if they did, there would be an adequate supply to meet the demand. Unfortunately, more than 110, 000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ from only about 7000 organ donors each year from the organ donor pool. This creates a huge dilemma on who is most appropriate to transplant where age plays a major role. ...Read more

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Can you transplant young organs into old people or vise versa?

Can you transplant young organs into old people or vise versa?

Absolutely: Happens every day! however, there is a tendency to have donors and recipients in the same age ranges. This is particularly true for donor organs over age 60, that are most often given to older recipients. ...Read more

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Are we getting to the point of manufacturing organs for transplant?

No: We are not there yet. There are many immunological and ethical issues still to overcome. ...Read more

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Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Can animal organs be used for human transplant surgery?

Xenotransplantation : They have been used but not very often and not with very much success. Xenotransplantation has been one of the holy grails of transplant surgery since its inception. Through genetic modification of porcine donors, however, researchers are getting closer to mitigating the violent antibody response that is one of the major roadblocks. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more