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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(1) The proposed language offers specificity on what the IDA must discuss with the potential living donor and the document in reference to his or her psychosocial evaluation and medical evaluation.
One of the most important pillars of living donor LT is arterial reconstruction.
This offers the recipient the best opportunity of success, as 82% of kidneys donated by a living donor will still be working after 10 years.
In a living donor transplant, both the donor and the recipient undergo surgery simultaneously, with the donor's surgery beginning a few hours in advance of the recipient's surgery.
We also review specific cases in our own living donor program.
She was deemed an appropriate living donor candidate and underwent an exploratory laparotomy, cholecystectomy, and intraoperative cholangiogram.
(3) Safety in living donor nephrectomy is of utmost importance as the donor is a healthy person undergoing a very demanding and sophisticated elective procedure.
To be a living donor, you must be a blood relative and, for liver transplants, have the same blood type.
For many years, the same team that provided care for the recipient also oversaw the care of the living donor: performing the evaluation, counseling and education during hospitalization, and the follow-up care.
Living donor kidney transplant (the donor is a relative or the spouse of the patient)
Living donors must travel to major cities, where transplant centers are located, for their evaluation, surgery, and medical follow-up.