Transplant

What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C usually causes long-term or chronic infection of the liver and unless successfully treated with medications, can lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver failure, and liver cancer. Who is at risk of having hepatitis C? HCV is spread by blood to blood contact. You may be at risk if you have: Used intravenous drugs in the past and shared needles for injecting these drugs Received blood transfusion in the past especially from unregulated blo...
What is FUT Hair Transplant? Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) is a surgical procedure of hair transplant in which follicular units of about 4 hairs are transplanted into a patient's bald hair area. The oil glands that are present in follicular units enable the safe transplant of thousands of grafts in a session. Since these grafts are very small, it can be transplanted into small areas of the scalp. Therefore irregular clumps of hair that would result in older methods of transplant are avo...
What is Stem Cell Transplant? A stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant is a treatment for certain types of cancer or when the bone marrow stops working and can't produce enough healthy cells. The procedure involves an infusion of healthy cells (called stem cells) in the body to replace the damaged cells or a diseased bone marrow. There are two types of transplantations - one involves using your own healthy cells (autologous transplant) and the other involves using cells from a donor (...
What is FUE Hair Transplant? Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is a procedure of hair transplant in which individual hair follicles are removed from a donor area and transplanted in the recipient hair-thinning or bald area of the scalp. FUE hair transplant is an innovative state of the art method of hair transplant that uses micro removal punches to remove hair one-by-one from a donor area, which is usually an area of the scalp where hair is thicker. Body hair may also be used as the donor. The ...
What is Bone Marrow Transplant? Bone Marrow Transplant is a treatment therapy for cancer or diseases related to the bone marrow. During bone marrow transplant, the donor's or the patient's stem cells of the bone marrow are extracted, filtered and given back to the patient. In this process, the unhealthy bone marrow will be eliminated and healthy bone marrow cells will be transfused. Although bone marrow transplant is not a standard treatment, it is used in the treatment of leukemia, aplastic...
What is liver transplant? A liver transplant surgery is a procedure where a diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver from another individual. In many cases, the healthy liver comes from an organ donor who has recently passed on. In some cases, a healthy, living individual may also opt to donate a part of their liver. This is possible because the liver is the only organ in the human body that is designed to regenerate and increase its size. When a part of a liver is transp...
What is kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure to place a kidney from a live or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly. Your kidneys remove excess fluid and waste from your blood. When your kidneys lose their filtering ability, dangerous levels of fluid and waste accumulate in your body - a condition known as kidney failure or end-stage kidney disease. A kidney transplant is often the best treatment for kidney failure. Only one donated ki...