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Transplantation medicine is one of the most challenging and complex areas of modern medicine.

Acceptable organ donors can range in age from newborn to 80 years plus. People who are 80 years of age or older may be acceptable donors, particularly of corneas, skin, bone, or for total body donation. An estimated 10,000 to 14,000 people who die each year meet the criteria for an organ of donating their loved one's organs and tissues. By registering with the Donate Life &mdash Texas Registry, an individual indicates his or her wish to be a donor.

Some of the key areas for medical management are the problems of transplant rejection, during which the body has an immune response to the transplanted organ, possibly leading to transplant failure and the need to immediately remove the organ from the recipient. When possible, transplant rejection can be reduced through serotyping to determine the most appropriate donor-recipient match and through the use of immunosuppressant drugs.

For more information, please call 210-567-5777.


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