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Is there a health requirement for transplant?

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Since all transplants require immmunospression, which can result in a flare up of infection, any current or dormant infection rules out a transplant.
Also any cancer can also flare up, so there is a waiting period depending on the type of cancer from a complete cure. Also overall the cardiovascular state of the patient should be enough to tolerate major surgery. Any drug and alcohol abuse is.

In brief: Yes

Since all transplants require immmunospression, which can result in a flare up of infection, any current or dormant infection rules out a transplant.
Also any cancer can also flare up, so there is a waiting period depending on the type of cancer from a complete cure. Also overall the cardiovascular state of the patient should be enough to tolerate major surgery. Any drug and alcohol abuse is.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is an indepth review of the recipients overall health and functional level.
This consists of cardiovascular work-up, pulmonary work-up. A search for any evidence of cancer. Also their previous exposure to infectious agents is checked out. The surgeons want to be as certain as possible that you will live through a surgery and have a meaningful recovery.

In brief: Yes

There is an indepth review of the recipients overall health and functional level.
This consists of cardiovascular work-up, pulmonary work-up. A search for any evidence of cancer. Also their previous exposure to infectious agents is checked out. The surgeons want to be as certain as possible that you will live through a surgery and have a meaningful recovery.
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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In brief: Yes

That is a very general question.
A transplant team must decide whether a patient is in sufficient health to come through the transplant surgery, tolerate the anti-rejection medications, and learn the required medical responsibilities and follow-up needed for a successful organ transplant.

In brief: Yes

That is a very general question.
A transplant team must decide whether a patient is in sufficient health to come through the transplant surgery, tolerate the anti-rejection medications, and learn the required medical responsibilities and follow-up needed for a successful organ transplant.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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