living donor


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living donor

One who donates an organ or tissue while he or she is still living. Living donors must be healthy and antigenically matched to the recipient.
See also: donor
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Studying Thymoglobulin in both BMT and living donor kidney transplant induction therapy is an important step in providing clinicians with answers to the questions they are asking," said Richard D.
The next two rows present results from models that include panel reactive antibody (PRA) status, entered categorically using the traditional cut-points (PRA 0-9, 10-79, 80-100), as controls in both the duration and living donor regressions.
Despite the wider use of living donors, there will always be a need for people to sign the donor register, because the more options a patient has the better.
Since only 14 percent of all living donors are African Americans, African American donors appear to run an increased risk of ESRD, which mirrors the increased frequency of ESRD in the African American community at large.
There were 27 living donor transplants in 2011, while 165 kidneys were donated from deceased patients.
The Liver Transplant Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is the largest pediatric living donor center in California.
The revised requirements address specific information the IDA must discuss with the potential living donor regarding psychosocial evaluation and medical evaluation.
More than one in five of all transplants are from living donors.
Only 124 (35%) of the 352 patients on the wait list had at least 1 potential living donor evaluated.
They are now so successful that living donor kidney transplants represent about one in five of all kidney transplants.
We will have to expand the living donor programme - it's the only possible way forward.
He even discussed the price they would need to pay - around 200,000 rupees or about pounds 3,000 - for an organ from a living donor in India on his first meeting with the pair at his surgery in Coventry, the hearing was told.