Xenotransplantation is any procedure that involves the transplantation, implantation, or infusion into a human recipient of either (a) live cells, tissues, or organs from a nonhuman animal source, or (b) human body fluids, cells, tissues or organs that have had ex vivo contact with live nonhuman animal cells, tissues or organs. [S1] The possibilities of […]
Organ transplantation is a main branch of medical surgery in which many technological leaps have been made in the last decade. So much so that it has become common practice in many of the modern hospitals of today. The process involves finding an organ donor (often the most difficult part), if the donor is deceased […]
Xenotransplantation is a term used to refer to the transplantation of organs between different species. Transplantation within human species (allotransplantation) has established an acceptable clinical role, especially involving organs such as the kidney, heart, bone marrow and liver. In fact, its success has caused demand to far outstrip supply. This is primarily due to shortage […]
Transplantation, as the term is used in medicine, refers to the act of transferring cells, tissues, or organs from one site to another. Many diseases can be cured by implantation of healthy organ or tissue, called a ‘graft’ from a donor to the recipient or host. Alexis Carrel in 1908 reported the first systematic study […]
People acquire different illnesses in their lives. Sometimes, these illnesses can hinder the patient from functioning properly. Other times, these illnesses can even cause death. After numerous studies, new techniques in saving a patient’s life were discovered. One of these is transplantation, specifically Kidney transplantation.
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