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Building bonds through organ donations, as transplant surgeries give hope for life

Organ donation saves or improves lives by the gift of life, sight, and health. Scientists have experimented with organ transplantation on animals and humans since the 18th century. Despite many failures along the way, by the mid-20th century, successful organ transplants were being performed at top medical centers globally. In India, organ donation is legal […]

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Living-donor liver transplant vs deceased donor liver transplant

It is reported that more than 1 lakh people die of liver diseases in India, while only 1,000 receive a liver transplant. A liver transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person.

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Is there a future for post-transplant without immunosuppressive medications?

Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end state organ failure, such as liver, kidney, and heart failure. Kidney transplantation is by far the most frequently carried out solid organ transplantation globally.

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Diet adjustments post-liver transplant and why they matter for the rest of recipient’s life

The liver is the largest organ in the body, playing an important role in managing several biochemical pathways of carbohydrate, fat, protein, and vitamin metabolism. In addition, the liver transports lipids and the secretion and excretion of bile. Together, all these processes when functioning normally, provide a well-nourished status to a person’s body. In liver […]

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Caregiving after a liver transplant

Caregivers play an important role in the transplant success. Liver transplant is a major surgery and caregivers provide invaluable physical as well as mental support before, during, and after transplantation. The recovery period after liver transplant is a long one and caregivers make the process to recovery easier to handle. It is important for carers […]

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Immunosuppressants necessary after liver transplants, have both good and bad effects

Liver transplantation is a lifesaving procedure for patients with end stage liver disease and its complications, and for acute liver failure. Liver transplants provide a cure for some hereditary metabolic disorders like familial hypercholesterolemia and for liver cancers, such as hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatoblastoma. The survival rate after liver transplants has improved dramatically with nearly […]

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How can an organ transplant rejection be avoided?

Organ transplantation is one of the greatest milestones in modern medicine. It is a surgical procedure that is necessary in organ failure due to extensive damage by disease or injury. Organ transplant is considered a success when the transplanted organ regains normal function in the recipient, the person in whom the donated organ is implanted. […]

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Is life normal post-transplant for both recipient and donor?

Liver transplant infuses a new lease of life in persons with progressive liver failure. Liver transplants are being conducted in many centers across the world with very good results for the patient. It is also encouraging to note that both patients and the donors can resume a normal life after liver transplant surgery. With some […]

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What are Swap Transplants?

Patients who do not have a suitable living donor or are unlikely to get a deceased donor transplant in time can explore the opportunity of a swap transplant Sometimes, one of patient’s family members is found to be suitable and willing for liver donation, but not compatible with blood group. In such circumstances, a paired […]

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How are living liver donor and recipient matched for transplant?

A liver transplant is procedure to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. A living donor is described as the person who is willing to offer a part of his liver to the patient (recipient). The liver is the only organ in the body with the power of regeneration. However, in a […]

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