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The History of Organ Transplantation
by Wisconsin in Health
Though organ transplants are becoming more common in modern medicine, it was not that long ago that transplanting certain organs seemed like science fiction. The idea of transferring an organ from one body to another has been around for a long time, but today we can transplant several organs, including the heart, lungs and liver. Ancient Transplants and MythsMany Roman and Chinese myths cite tr

Cost of Maintenance Dialysis Vs. Transplantation
by Stone in Health
New studies and medical breakthroughs offer convincing evidence from many medical authorities and patients that kidney transplants, rather than long-term maintenance dialysis, holds the key to more cost-effective management of end-stage kidney failure. SignificanceA 1998 study conducted by the University of Maryland indicated that the cost of a kidney transplant is equal to that of two and one-

Facts About Organ Donation and Transplantation
by KM. in Health
Donating your organs after your death can give another person with diseased or failing organs the chance to lead a full life. There is no age limit on organ donation; if the tissue types match and the organs are in good condition, a transplant can take place. Patients who receive a transplant have a greater than 60% survival rate, depending on the organ that is donated. Organ and Tissues Suitab

Organ & Tissue Donation for Transplantation
by Julian Ivanov in Health
In the history of medical advances, organ and tissue transplantation stands out as an extraordinary success. Transplants give recipients a second chance at life. According to Donate Life America, many surveys demonstrate that organ and tissue donation for transplant purposes has plenty of public support. Yet the need for transplants exceed donations due to a lack of registered donors. Identific

What Are the Side Effects of Stem Cell Transplantation?
by George H. in Health
Stem cells have the ability to divide persistently and develop into any type of cell in the body. A stem cell transplant is a complex procedure in which healthy stem cells are substituted for damaged stem cells. OriginThe four chief sources of stem cells used for transplants are bone marrow, peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood and embryos.
TypesThe three types of stem cell transplants are

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Dogs
by CurrentlyPissed in Pets
"Allogeneic" refers to tissue taken from a donor of the same species. Dogs are among the subjects used in allogeneic stem cell research, often not as targeted patients but as experimental animals in lieu of human beings. After treatment, some are “sacrificed” in order for researchers to analyze their tissue. Yet, the advances made in these therapies also can apply to dogs as the patien

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