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What is done to prevent rejection after transplant surgery?
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
There are a number of things routinely done to limit the risk of rejection after transplant surgery.
The major ones are testing for hla antibodies in the recipient and avoiding organs that express these; crossmatching the actual recipient with donor tissue to be sure they don't react; and using potent immunosuppressive drugs after the transplant to prevent a rejection episode.

In brief: Several things
There are a number of things routinely done to limit the risk of rejection after transplant surgery.
The major ones are testing for hla antibodies in the recipient and avoiding organs that express these; crossmatching the actual recipient with donor tissue to be sure they don't react; and using potent immunosuppressive drugs after the transplant to prevent a rejection episode.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Immunosuppression
Books have been written about this.
Anti rejection medications, also known as immunosuppresion medications, are used to prevent rejection. Many centers begin with potent antibodies to t cells to indie or "get started", but ultimately patients are maintained on pills.

In brief: Immunosuppression
Books have been written about this.
Anti rejection medications, also known as immunosuppresion medications, are used to prevent rejection. Many centers begin with potent antibodies to t cells to indie or "get started", but ultimately patients are maintained on pills.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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In brief: Medications
There are a whole host of medications meant to suppress specific parts of the immune system. Yet still rejection can happen.

In brief: Medications
There are a whole host of medications meant to suppress specific parts of the immune system. Yet still rejection can happen.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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