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What is done to prevent rejection after transplant surgery?

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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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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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