Organ Transplants

The category of organ transplants deals with the procedure, implementation, risks and benefits of organ transplantation. Such miscellaneous items as adverse effects of medication, hospital monitoring, and transplant care are also addressed here.

1,844 Questions
Organ Transplants

What 1954 development improved organ transplant success?

Dr. Callum Hume broke through the transplant techniques and introduced suppressants. The first ever organ was transplated in Boston, USA. It was a kidney transplant and the man survived another 8 years. 1954 was the development of cyclosporine. This help revolusionise the history of transplants. Answer A new drug was formed called cyclosporine.

Jehovah's Witnesses
Organ Transplants

What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about organ transplantation?

Since 30th March 1980 the current understanding of Jehovah's Witnesses is that organ transplants are a matter for conscientious decision by each one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

From 15th November 1967 until 29th March 1980, the then current understanding was that organ transplants were viewed as being the same as cannibalism and so were not allowed.

The Watchtower 15th Nov 1967 pages 702-704 says

''Those who submit to such operations are thus living off the flesh of another human. That is cannibalistic.

God did not grant permission for humans to try to perpetuate their lives by cannibalistically taking into their bodies human flesh, whether chewed or in the form of whole organs or body parts taken from others''

Conditions and Diseases
Organ Transplants

Will a patient be able to live a normal life again after kidney transplant?

Assuming the transplant goes well, then yes. The patient will likely have to take anti-rejection drugs forever, but other than that it should be fine.

Conditions and Diseases
Laboratory Testing
Organ Transplants

What is the normal range of tacrolimus level?

That depends on what type of transplant you had, and how long it's been since the transplant. (There is more than one "range" that you may be aiming to stay in between, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach for everyone who's ever had a transplant). For example, those who have had a kidney transplant generally require a higher blood tacrolimus range than those who have had a liver transplant etc... Also, the longer it has been since your transplant, the lower the level of tacrolimus you should need (Within reason. Usually within 3 years of your transplant you will have reached what is probably your lowest maintenance doesage) . This means that there is no "normal" range.

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Organ Transplants

Which two organs are most commonly transplanted?

== == == == At least 21 different organs -- such as hearts, livers, and kidneys -- been transplanted.

I believe in 1954, the first kidney transplant was performed successfully. As for the two most common, that I think would be the kidney again and the cornea in the eye. === ===

Organ Transplants

Is Tamiflu safe for transplant patients?

It is important that transplant patients always contact their transplant physician before adding any medications, either prescription or over the counter, to their medication regimen.

The literature from the manufacturer does not list any complications or side effects specific to transplant patients and does not list them among those who should not take the drug. The following statement may apply if you are taking anti-rejection medications:

Efficacy of TAMIFLU for treatment or prophylaxis has not been established in immunocompromised patients.

Organ Transplants

Tissue typing uses information?

found on the cell membrane.

Drug Side Effects
Organ Transplants

What hospital can transplant a abdomen?

none. Sorry that procedure is impossible at this point.

Organ Transplants

What are the two most common transplants?

cornea and kidney. (and skin)

Liver and kidney

Organ Transplants

Is it easy to transplant an organ?

No. It requires a lot of science to determine if the organ will fit, and then even more to keep the body from rejecting the organ.

Organ Transplants
Immune System

When was the first stomach transplant?

Stomach's are not generally transplanted, since it is possible to live without them.

Organ Transplants

How much does an artificial heart transplant cost?

  • According to Transplant Living, the average total cost of a single heart transplant in 2007 was $658,800. This figure includes the cost of obtaining a donor heart, at an average of nearly $90,000, about $23,000 in evaluation fees, $40,000 for doctor's fees, $383,000 in hospital costs, $93,000 in post-operative care, and over $29,000 for immunosuppressive prescription medications. Transplants that involved both a heart and a lung cost an average of $874,800, while heart and kidney combination transplants cost an average of $758,700.
  • Read more: How Much Does a Heart Transplant Cost? |

Organ Transplants

Who was the first filipino to have a heart transplant?

Rainier Lagman

Surgery and Hospitalization
Organ Transplants

What Organs and tissues have been transplanted since 1950?

Transplants which are (now) commonly practiced: Kidney, Liver, Heart, Lung, Pancreas, Small intestine, Corneas, Bone Marrow.

Transplants which have been performed successfully, but only on a tiny number of patients (so are still being researched):

Uterus and ovaries (this was a mother-to-daughter donation; it did result in a child being conceived and being born healthily. The child would be genetically related to the mother rather than the daughter, and the organs were removed after the daughter gave birth). Bladder - constructed from stem cells of the recipient. Stomach - has been performed, but are not common since stomach's are not necessary to survive. Trachea - normally from a donated trachea and the patient's stem cells. Faces - still experimental but so far the outcomes are good. Stem cells, for various usages, with mixed results.

Transplants which tend to fail (so most surgeons have given up experimenting with them): Limbs, hands, feet, male genitalia. Transplanting an external body part invariably results in a reduced capacity for sensation (due to scarring and nerve damage) which can result in the feeling that the graft is not the patient's own. Patients normally have difficultly adapting psychologically to a transplant which is external, which makes sense if they cannot feel the graft and it appears significantly different to their own body. Transplanted limbs/hands/feet also seem to have a high rejection rate. (Faces seem to be an exception to this, possibly since there is not a "alternative" to a face in the way that there is a mechanical alternative to a hand; anything is better than nothing. Possibly also that faces can adapt to the recipients underlying bone structure, so do not appear completely "alien" to the recipient).

Conditions and Diseases
Organ Transplants

What is the most common transplant?

kindey and liverion

Organ Transplants

Why is tissue typing unnecessary in corneal transplant?

In the case of corneal transplants, tissue typing is not needed because cornea do not have their own blood supply. This greatly reduces the chance that immune cells will come in contact with the cornea and recognize it as foreign.

Heart Rate
Kingdom Hearts
Organ Transplants

How much does a heart transplant cost?

In the USA, heart transplants cost about $145,000.00 but this does not include the separate doctor / specialist / surgeon's fees, anesthesia, tests, and costs for complications. It also does not include the ongoing costs of anti-rejection medications.

Medicare and Medicaid might cover some costs, but not all.

Source: Battelle Institute/Seattle Research Center

Conditions and Diseases
Organ Transplants

What are the most common transplants?

Liver and Kidney transplants are the two most common transplants which have happened since 1950.

Organ Transplants

Why are some transplants successful and some unsuccessful?

Some transplants simply do not work. Until the transplanted organ is in place in the patient's body and connected, it is not possible to know if it is going to 'function' or not. At this stage, it is obviously not possible to go back. The length of time that the organ has been out of the body before transplantation adversely affects how the graft (organ) functions. Sometimes it affects grafts in very odd ways; the graft can be transplanted in appearing healthy, but does not work. If the patient is retransplanted, or if the organ is removed during an autopsy within a few days, the graft can by covered in small tumors, or hard patches, all in the space of days. (All organs are thoroughly checked for abnormalities before transplantation). So far it's not possible to tell if a transplant is going to be "successful" or not; it's still guesswork. Some transplants fail due to organ rejection (whether acute or chronic), some fail due to non-compliance with drug regimes, some fail for unknown reasons.

Organ Transplants

Pros and cons of organ transplantation?

salu benchod

Animal Life
Organ Transplants

What are the disadvantages of xenotransplantation?

The disadvantages of xenotransplantation: When you transfer the organ to another species this can give them an animal virus. There is an unknown virus which scientists don't know about.

Organ Transplants

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using animals as organ donors?

I am assuming that you are talking about using animal parts for organ transplants on humans. Having said that, there are at least a couple of snags that could come up. The body could reject the organ because of some forseeable or unforseeable problem, and the organ could reject the body because of some compatibility issue. The organ could be too weak or to strong for the body Or on the otherhand the blood could nto match with the organ. I hate wiki its rubbish.Do one(Y)

Endocrine System
Organ Transplants

Why target the young to donate organs?

A young adult that has died has healthier organs than an older person. For those that need organ transplants they need every edge they can get so the organ donated will 'take' in the patients body. This is an individual decision to make and if a young person is uncomfortable about it they should refuse until they are in their late 20's to 30's and can make a better decision then.

Conditions and Diseases
Organ Transplants

Do alcoholics deserve a liver transplant before person who has a liver disease by birth?

No, if there is someone on the list before the alcoholic.

Yes. The alcoholic's birthright includes the right to a liver, whilst the other does not have this.

If you disagree, you are a heretic and W and Jeebus will get you.

Organ Transplants

Can organs be cloned for use in transplants?

Not currently, however it's still being researched. At the moment, the cells can be cloned, but do not grow to full size organs. That's probably 7-10 years away for livers and slightly longer for most other organs (since livers are only made of one type of cell, and are not required to "beat" like a heart).


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