These INDs permit SangStat to proceed with studies of Thymoglobulin as a conditioning treatment in Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT, commonly called Bone Marrow Transplantation) and as induction therapy for living donor
kidney transplant patients.
Only about 15 percent of kidney transplants are done with living donors
, the other recipients must wait about five years before receiving a kidney from a nonliving donor.
These indicate that a 10% increase in the donor supply will decrease the probability that a transplant candidate undergoes living donor
transplantation by about four-tenths of 1 percentage point (e.
A MIDLAND transplant surgeon who will operate on Birmingham's Deputy Lord Mayor and his wife tomorrow has described living donors
as life-saving "real heroes".
All they want is for that person to get better and to have a better life, so offering to be a living donor
is quite amazing.
The lack of support for a prospective large-scale living donor
registry is morally inexcusable.
No patients have opted for a living donor
transplant since the procedure became available in Scotland last year, researchers said.
Both the living donor
programme and transplants from dead donors increased.
And living donor
kidney transplants now represent aboutone in five of all kidney transplants.
The decrease in pre-transplant mortality is mainly due to our active living donor
transplant program, which is a major step forward in managing children with end stage liver disease in an environment where there is a shortage of deceased donor organs.
The IDA serves as a resource for the potential living donor
and represents his/her interests in donor evaluation, separate from the medical decisions related to the potential transplant recipient.
Advances in surgical skills and better drugs mean that a year after surgery 94% of kidneys in living donor
transplants, 88% of kidneys from people who have died, 88% of organs in liver transplants and 85% of organs in heart transplants are still functioning well.