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Biotechnology:Organ TissueTransplantTaylor James, Gissel Campos, and Special Martin
What is an Organ Tissue Transplant?
History of Organ TransplantationOn December 23, 1954, the first successfulliving kidney transplant, by Dr. Joseph Murrayand Dr. David Hume at Brigham Hospital inBoston.The transplant was from RonaldHerrick to his Twin brother, Richard Herrick.The first successful kidney transplant from adeceased donor happened in 1962 and wasalso led by Dr. Joseph Murrayand Dr. DavidHume at Brigham Hospital in Boston.
Before the TransplantFor people who are looking to have a transplant, they must enter an organ transplantation hospital.There are several all over the country and currently 5 in Arizona: (St. John’s, Banner in Phoenix andTucson, Mayo, and Phoenix children’s hospital)and 244 in America.Qualifications to get a Transplant:-Be healthy enough to withstand surgery.-Have no infections or cancer.-Prepare your body by eating healthy and getting plenty of rest.
Waiting ListFor some patients who are terminally ill or extremely ill, organ transplantation is the only and lastoption. The name of the person who is in need of an organ transplant is added to the nationalcomputerized waiting list by a physician at one of the Transplant centers across the country.-The waiting list is maintained by United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, VA.-Each organ that is available is given according tomedical urgency, how close it matches thedonor, and the waiting time.-Recipients are identified through evaluations of: size and blood type, medical urgency,location, and the amount of time that is spent waiting.Ultimately, it is the transplant surgeon that has the final say in if the organ is a good match forthe recipient.
Transplant ProcessSteps for Getting on the Organ Transplant Waiting List:1.Get a Referral: There must be a referral from your physician in order to be evaluated by atransplant program or center.2.Gather Information: Candidates should learn about the process, the risks, and the costs prior toget fully started.3.Select the Center of choice: You should want to be in a center that meets your needs and willhelp in your recovery process. Picking one that is local, within your budget, and has availabilityis important.4.Schedule the Evaluation: Contact the center and make an appointment with the physicians atthe transplant center to see if you are a good candidate for such a transplant. It is like a secondopinion.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Cannon
Tags
Biology, Biotechnology, Kidney transplant, Organ Tissue Transplant

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